Stampede Scleroderma 2022 Virtual Fundraiser


Thank you for visiting the Stampeders Team Fundraising page to support the Scleroderma Foundation Michigan Chapter's "Stampede Scleroderma “event. For 43 years the Michigan Chapter has held this fundraising effort in the community.

Whether we host the event in-person on June 5th at the Detroit Zoo or virtually to keep persons living with scleroderma safe, the mission and goal of the event remains the same. We need to raise $150,000! Steve and I need YOU to help us reach that goal. Every dollar will make a signinfanct impact.

There are 11,000 persons in the state of Michigan counting on this event to raise funds to support the three-fold mission of the Scleroderma Foundation. Scleroderma has an 85% five-year survival rate, but we need a CURE, we also need YOU!

Becoming a virtual supporter or donor is the first step to making a difference. You do not have to have a connection to scleroderma to want to join our team. You just need to have a caring heart. Steve and I have no direct connection to scleroderma, yet we are passionate about the chapter's three-fold mission of support, education, and research. The scleroderma community has become our second family and means the world to us. Our children are actively involved with the chapter and volunteer and support the mission of SFMC by being sponsors to the event, helping the day of the event and by being part of our team.

I have watched far too many incredible friends, co-workers and board members lose their battles to scleroderma. Every week I receive calls about another family who is grieving a tragic loss. Supporting this event will help us get closer to finding the cure and to supporting the needs of our chapter.

As the Director for the SPIN SSLED Training Program I have seen the results of this training for our support group leaders and am proud of the leaders in Michigan who have ALL taken the 13-week training!! Your contributions support our support group leaders, our educational programs, and so much more.

The Michigan Chapter is working with the Foundation on an important mental health project. This multi-layered project will idenfity the mental health needs of those persons living with scleroderma and help SF determine how best to address those needs. The Michigan Chapter is working with U of M's Gingsberg Center, conducting the survey, focus group and anaysis of the data. What an exciting project this is!

Patients come first at the Michigan Chapter and we are always striving to increase services and programs to meet the ever growing needs we are seeing. We are a chapter that believes in patient-centered services and programs. Your contibutions will help enable us to continue to do this and so much more!

Steve and I and our family are hoping you will join our team in-person or virtually, or volunteer on June 5th. If you are unable to be with us making a financial contribution is easy to do on this website and every dollar will make a significant difference and is appreciated.

Donating through this site is simple, fast, and totally secure. To donate, click the "Support My Team" button that appears under my photo. Then, just follow the instructions.

If you would like to join our team at the event, and walk and help raise funds, please click on “Join My Team” and follow the directions.
Please help today!

Steve and I sincerely appreciate your support, and we ask you to please share this with anyone who you think might want to help.
Help our team bring more awareness to scleroderma so we can find a cure! We appreciate you asking your own network to help with this also as we strive to get closer to a cure!

Fondly and with appreciation,
Laura Dyas
Executive Director
Scleroderma Foundation Michigan Chapter

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