Scleroderma or Systemic Sclerosis is a chronic, progressive connective tissue disease characterized by fibrosis (thickening and hardening) of the skin and internal organs. Derived from the Greek words “sclerosis” meaning hardness and “derma” meaning skin, Scleroderma literally means hard skin.
Scleroderma Manitoba serves as an advocate provincially for those affected by the disease. We work collaboratively with the National and Regional Scleroderma organizations as well as the international Scleroderma community to achieve common objectives.
Our Mission and Vision
Scleroderma Manitoba is committed to promoting public awareness, supporting those affected by Scleroderma and helping to fund research to find a cure. Until then, we will work to improve the quality of life for those with Scleroderma.
To provide current and consistent educational information for patients and health care workers as well as support to those living with Scleroderma.
To raise funds for medical research to develop treatments and find a cure.
To promote awareness of Scleroderma.