End of Financial Year Appeal - June 2013
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The Australian Sjögren’s Syndrome Association Inc. which is an information and referral service for sufferers, carers and their families with Sjögren’s syndrome and the many associated diseases. Sjögren’s is known as the 'silent disease' and is on the' world unusual disease' list. It affects 0.5% of Australians. We are seeking your support by way of a fully tax deductible donation and as a registered charity any donation over $2.00 is tax deductible.
Sjögren’s Syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disorder in which the body's own immune system mistakenly attacks its own moisture-producing glands.
The hallmark symptoms of Sjögren’s syndrome are dry eyes and dry mouth. Sjögren’s can also cause dryness of the skin, nose and vagina and can affect other organs of the body, including kidneys, blood vessels, lungs, liver, pancreas and brain.
Debilitating fatigue and joint pain can seriously impair quality of life. Our objective is to raise awareness about the lack of information available in Australia and the lack of knowledge doctors have regarding Sjögren’s. All our information comes from America and our aim is to raise funds for an Integrative Medical Clinic specialising in Sjögren’s and its associated diseases.
As the Australian healthcare system grows progressively stressed and truly patient-centred care becomes increasingly difficult to find, more people than ever before are looking for alternatives to the conventional healthcare model.
Integrative medicine, which focuses on caring for the whole human being—body, mind, spirit, and community, not just flesh, bones, and organs—is steadily becoming a desirable and logical option for many people.
Any monetary help towards our goals would be appreciated, no matter how small the amount. It will go a long way in forwarding our cause, in return for your generosity, the name of you or your company will appear on our website Donation page and Posted here on the Facebook Page (if requested). If you are a company and wish to donate a large amount, you could be considered a sponsor and receive more benefits.
Thank you for considering our request and if you have any questions or need further information then please feel free to contact me on +61 2 6672 4463
TASSA President & Founder