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The Scleroderma Foundation 1st Annual 'Fight For Lexi' Golf Tournament at the Dove Canyon Country Club on September 21, 2009 Featuring a Performance by Carlos Mencia
Date:9/19/2009

orm of the disease, often called systemic sclerosis, scaring (or sclerosis) causes serious damage to the internal organs, including the lungs, heart, kidneys, esophagus and gastrointestinal tract. As scarring of these organs and organ systems progress, they work less effectively and can lead to organ failure and death.

Some medications and treatments can help with certain symptoms, but there is still no cure for the disease, which affects about 300,000 people in the United States. (By way of comparison, approximately the same number of people are affected with multiple sclerosis.)

About the Scleroderma Foundation, Southern California Chapter

The Los Angeles-based Scleroderma Foundation, Southern California Chapter, is part of the national Scleroderma Foundation, which is based in metropolitan Boston, MA. Its mission it so provide peer-to-peer patient support services, educational programs, and raise funds to support the Foundation's research and awareness programs.

For more information about the disease and the Scleroderma Foundation, Southern California Chapter, visit www.scleroderma.org or call (310) 592-1799.

The event will be held at the Dove Canyon Country Club, 22682 Golf Club Drive, Dove Canyon, CA 92679.

To obtain more information about the 1(st) Annual "Fight For Lexi" Golf Tournament, please call the Tournament Office at (310) 592-1799.

For information about the National Scleroderma Foundation visit www.scleroderma.org.

    CONTACT:  Brian Adams
              Executive Director
              Scleroderma Foundation/Southern California Chapter
              (310)592-1799
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