How much do you know about scleroderma? Maybe this is the first time you've ever heard of it? Scleroderma is a rare, chronic rheumatic disease that affects about 300,000 Americans, generally women who are between 30 and 50-years-old.

According to International Scleroderma Network, the term rheumatic disease "refers to a group of conditions characterized by inflammation and/or pain in the muscles, joints, or fibrous tissue. A connective tissue disease is one that affects tissues such as skin, tendons, and cartilage."

The Binghamton Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma will hold a walk to raise money and awareness for research and support on Sunday, June 4th at Otsiningo Park. Registration will begin at 9am and the walk will step off off at 10am.

If you'd like to learn more about scleroderma and how you can help by putting together a team, check this out.

[via Scleroderma Foundation]