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November 2014

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NOVEMBER 2014 RETAILOBSERVER.COM 43 Scleroderma means hard skin but the disease is much more, often affecting the internal organs with life-threatening consequences. One in every 4,000 Americans is affected by scleroderma and four out of five patients are women between the ages of 30 and 50, but it also strikes men and children. Right now, there is no cure and there are no universally effective treatments. But there is hope. Our researchers have recently stopped scleroderma's devastating internal and external scarring in a laboratory setting. They have also opened the door to possible new treatment strategies by linking the disease to cancer. The Scleroderma Research Foundation is America's leading nonprofit investor in medical research aimed at discovering better treatments and a cure. Join us to help patients live longer, fuller lives. Odds are, there's only one thing you know about it: Someone who has it. Be a par t of the solution. Help find a cure. 1-800-441-CURE www.SRFcure.org S c l e r o d e r m a Research is the key. "An investment in the most innovative research is an investment in a cure." Scleroderma Research Foundation Scan to learn more

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