World Scleroderma Day

On June 29, the world’s scleroderma community comes together to recognize World Scleroderma Day. On this day in 1940, internationally-renowned Swiss painter Paul Klee died. He had scleroderma and his artwork was widely influenced by his experience with the disease. We take this time to remember the the life and death of Paul Klee, as well as all those who struggle with scleroderma. We work together with scleroderma organizations around the world to help fight for better treatments and improved care for people living with scleroderma.

How You Can Help

There are many different ways that you can help join the fight. Here are just a few examples:

  • Wear teal. Teal is the color associated with scleroderma awareness.
  • This year, our goal is to have scleroderma trend online. Please take the time on June 29 to post on Facebook or Twitter, using the hashtag #scleroderma in your message.
  • Learn more about scleroderma by accessing our information sheets or calling the Arthritis Helpline on 1800 011 041.