ALVA, Okla. - The Northwestern Oklahoma State University softball team is doing their part to raise the awareness on Scleroderma, an autoimmune disorder, with a "Strikeout Scleroderma" day scheduled for Monday, April 2 in conjunction with their doubleheader against Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College. The games will begin at 2 p.m.
A flyer has been created by senior softball player Megan Burditt and it is currently available to be viewed here and as its own link on the softball page of the website.
Head coach Cody Hooper and his team ask that you wear teal or turquoise to the game to help support the cause.
Donations will be accepted and will go to the Scleroderma Foundation. If you would like to donate, please see head coach Cody Hooper or a member of his staff prior to or after the game.
The A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia defines Scleroderma as a type of autoimmune disorder and it occurs when a person's immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue.
There is no current cure for the disorder. If you would like to read more about Scleroderma and how it affects others click here.
Posted on Fri, March 30, 2012
by Allan Scarabello