Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A New Start in the New Year

Welcome to Blog 2.0. After receiving a great deal of feedback about problems with the prior blog site, I have decided to move the blog here to google. I hope that it will be easier to use and access.

It seems my magnetic personality affected not just my blog site, but also my camera these past months. So, although I would like to share a plethora of fabulous photos from our Southern California Scleroderma Foundation Gala, I have but a few.

The Gala was held in November of 2009, and once again was a terrific event. Many patients with scleroderma, their families and supporters, as well as generous donors from the community attended. This event raises both funds and awareness in an effort to find a cure for scleroderma.

I was honored to be awarded the Janie S. Benner Memorial Spirit Award by her children,Wendy and Craig Benner. While Janie eventually lost her battle with scleroderma, she was inspirational to many during her life. It was a privilege to meet her children and hear about how Janie's disease impacted their childhood and adolescence. I am committed to doing what I can to follow in Janie's path by providing support and information to others with scleroderma.

So, a new year, renewed commitment, a new website... looking forward to a fabulous 2010 and hope to share it with you!