2nd Annual Victoria Scleroderma Walk in the Park, Sunday June 23, 2019


  • mardi, 26 mars 2019 de 5:00 Après-midi à lundi, 01 juillet 2019 12:00 Matin (HAP)
  • West Shore Parks and Recreation Picnic Shelter on the Lower Field 1767 Island Hwy, Victoria, BC V9B 1J1, Victoria,

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5,00 $

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35,00 $
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The 2nd Annual Victoria Scleroderma Walk in the Park

The Scleroderma Association of B.C. organizes events in June across British Columbia to raise awareness for this terrible disease and fundraise for vital research. We need your help to achieve both goals this year.

Awareness – forward this link to family and friends – put up a poster at your work place – talk about this disease.

Fundraise – donate. 

You may not have heard of Scleroderma. It is a rare chronic autoimmune disease that affects about 1 in 2,500 people. The name scleroderma is derived from the Greek “skleros” meaning hard and “dérma” meaning skin; simply “hard skin”.

Unfortunately, it is not that simple. Scleroderma presents itself differently for everyone and takes a unique course during the development of the disease. The “hard skin” may be visible when the skin is affected or invisible when only internal organs are involved; or a combination of both. Each patient lives with their individual challenges everyday. There is no known cause, it is extremely difficult to diagnose and no cure. To learn more about scleroderma go our website at www.sclerodermabc.ca

The idea for the Victoria Scleroderma Walk came about after Linda Barnes, who has been supported by St. Paul’s Vancouver Scleroderma Clinic, attended ‘Ride for Research’ in Vancouver, in 2017. She decided that patients and their families on Vancouver Island could help spread awareness and fundraise for research. The idea of participating as a community in a healthy activity to raise awareness of this debilitating disease, was the catalyst for the first walk in 2018. Over 100 people participated by walking, sponsoring a walker, donating services and volunteering.



Gather your family and friends to lace up your runners to join Vancouver Island Scleroderma patients and supporters for this years walk at the West Shore Parks and Recreation (1767 Island Hwy, Victoria) on June 23.

You'll find us at the Picnic Shelter to enjoy coffee and snacks donated by Tim Horton’s starting at 9:30 am. Express yourself with adding some colour to the day by getting your face painted. Give yourself time to get your name down on one (or more) of the items included in the silent auction.

[Drive past the main buildings, The Q Centre and the sports fields to the far end of the parking lot.]

It's your choice of a 2.5 or 5 km walk on a beautiful, well groomed trail will begin at 10:30.

When your done, we're not! Some of our neighbourhood Colwood Firefighters will be back again behind the BBQ's to cook up some hot dogs for you after your walk (by donation).

Participants Tout afficher (31)

Ben Bielert

+ 1 invité

Michele Gervais


+ 1 invité

Victoria Bielert

+ 3 invités

Jackie Alexander

+ 7 invités

Corinne King

Brooke Kieser

+ 1 invité

Rhonda Schellenberg

Susan Goss

+ 3 invités

Linda Barnes

Rosanne Queen

David Queen

Progrès réalisés dans l’atteinte de l’objectif visé



Jours pour acheter


West Shore Parks and Recreation Picnic Shelter on the Lower Field
1767 Island Hwy, Victoria, BC V9B 1J1, Victoria,

26 mars 2019
mardi, 26 mars 2019 5:00 Après-midi (HAP)


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The Scleroderma Association of B.C. was founded in 1984 with a three fold mission: - to promote patient outreach, support and education; - to raise public awareness and understanding of scleroderma; and - to encourage and support scleroderma research in BC and Canada.