This year the Hamilton Scleroderma Group is participating in both the Around the Bay Road race and the Paris to Ancaster: A Ride for Research with a goal to raise $10,000 to fund vital research in Scleroderma.
The Around the Bay takes place on Sunday, March 26th at FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton and Team Scleroderma Research is participating for the first time this year.
The event offers several ways to participate – 5k run/walk, 30k and Relays –something for everyone!
CLICK HERE to join or donate to Team Scleroderma Research in the Bay Race (Registration is open until March 20th)
More details at: bayrace.com
The Paris to Ancaster takes place on Sunday, April 30th and finishes at the Morgan Firestone Arena in Ancaster and Team Scleroderma Research is returning this year!
This event also offers several ways to participate – 20k family fun ride, 40k and 70k races!
CLICK HERE to join or donate to Team Scleroderma Research in the Paris to Ancaster.
More details at: parisancaster.com
For questions, please contact: Andrea Gardner 905-522-1155 x33626
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Through tremendous funding from the Scleroderma Society of Ontario, the Hamilton Scleroderma Group was formed to help with awareness of, education in and pushing forward research in scleroderma.
The Hamilton Scleroderma Group put together a team of 20 cyclists who participated in the recent St Joes Foundation Paris to Ancaster Bike ride. Through this ride, we raised just over $10,000.
The $10,000 will be matched by McMaster university, and that combined amount will be multiplied x2 by the Ontario Graduate Scholarship.
Thus $10,000 turns in to $20,000 from the University matching, which turns in to $60,000 through the OGS doubling…
THIS MEANS THAT WE CAN have 4 graduate students working on systemic sclerosis or fibrosis or other connective tissue disease over the next 4 years.
We are very excited to be partnering with the SSO on projects such as this.
These studentships are invaluable to continuing the research work of the Hamilton Scleroderma Group and getting closer to understanding the mechanisms behind the disease, which in turn will allow for the development of therapies.
Thank you to all who sponsored this important funding event – your donations were multiplied x6!
With very best wishes
Maggie Larché, Chair, Hamilton Scleroderma Group