Watch the interview with Dr. Brett Thombs talking to SABC board member Beth Miller.
Check out this short interview with Dr Brett Thombs, founder and director of the Scleroderma Patient-Centred Intervention Network, aka SPIN. Based in Montréal but with experts and participants worldwide, SPIN conducts research and offers programs designed to improve the quality of life of people living with scleroderma. SABC is proud to provide financial support to the SPIN program. For those interested in getting involved or finding out more, please email email@example.com.
Dr. Wilcox, Rosanne Queen, Dr. James Dunne, Fran Schooley, Basak Sahin
Scleroderma Awareness Month has been a great success!
The “Moving to Cure Scleroderma” campaign has been a tremendous success.
CLICK HEREto see the video of the participants from across the province showing their support.
The continuing support from you allows patient driven funding to this important research. This is how the job gets done; it takes all of us.
The opportunity to support the campaign is still available CLICK HERE to support SABC research.
Thank you to
What is Scleroderma?
Scleroderma (systemic sclerosis or SSc) is a largely misunderstood chronic disease affecting about approximately 22,000 Canadian and five to six times more women than men are affected by this disease.
Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease, a condition in which a person’s immune system turns against itself by producing antibodies that attack its own tissues (i.e. autoantibodies).
This disease is derived from the Greek words “skleros” (hard) and “derma” (skin) and is characterized by progressive skin hardening.
Nicknamed “the disease that mummifies” scleroderma is diagnosed in thousands of Canadians. It is characterized by an overproduction of collagen and damage to the blood vessels that causes excessive scarring within the various organs. This imbalance leads to a hardening of the skin (fibrosis) and an alteration of the affected organs. Moreover, in most cases, scleroderma limits the motor skills and dexterity of those affected and causes great physical and psychological suffering since it produces disfiguring appearance-related changes. Read more