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Scleroderma Association of B.C. hosts month-long campaign for rare disease research

Rosanne Queen, North Vancouver resident and president of the Scleroderma Association of B.C., pictured here in 2018. (North Shore News)
Rosanne Queen, North Vancouver resident and president of the Scleroderma Association of B.C., pictured here in 2018. (North Shore News)

It’s estimated that at least 2,000 British Columbians live with autoimmune disease

It’s a rare disease with at least one condition that many patients appear to have in common.

“When I look at the scleroderma community, I have never been around so many positive people who are sick,” Rosanne Queen, president of the Scleroderma Association of B.C., told the North Shore News in 2018.

People living with the disease and their friends and families are encouraged to a join a virtual team, create their own team, or donate individually by participating in engaging outdoor activities over the month of June with the goal to raise $40,000.

Monies raised will go towards the SABC Research Project at St. Paul’s Hospital, which to date has received more than $400,000 in funding from the Scleroderma Association of B.C. through its annual campaigns.

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