Lions International District 4-L4

LIONS District 4-L4
Orange County &
Parts of Los Angeles &
San Bernardino Counties

"Support - Education - Research"

In 2003, Lions Project for Scleroderma was adopted as a District 4-L4 approved project. Funds generated are utilized in the search for a cure and to assist those currently afflicted with this disabling disease. The term "scleroderma" literally translates to "hard skin" and in some cases the disease effects only the skin, but in many cases it affects internal organs such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, etc. The disease is an anomaly within the autoimmune system that can be devastating and deadly. While most are unaware of this disease, it affects literally hundreds of thousands of Americans, and the cause of this disease in unknown.

Scleroderma was first described in the 18th century and was found in all races and ethnic groups. It affects all age ranges but is more common in adults than children and more common in women than men. Some 80% of all diagnosed cases are women in the range of 18 to 45 years of age. The disease is not contagious and is rarely, if ever, inherited.

For Information - Donations or a Club Presentation
Contact: Fullerton Host Lions
Lion Marc Poli (Judy)
114 S. Yale Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92831
H (714) 525-4564
B (714) 883-2693
F ( 714) 276-6900
(Fullerton Host Lions)

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Federal lD #77-0229244