Shine Like a Sunflower

Help us Shine a Light on Scleroderma this June

Nearly 6,000 people across Australia live with scleroderma right now. We’re spreading awareness by turning Australia golden this June for World Scleroderma Month.


Scleroderma Australia is lighting up more than 50 iconic landmarks across the country to raise awareness and support scleroderma research. Here’s how you can join in the fun!

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June 29, 2021

50+ locations across Australia

Find an iconic location near you and see it lit up at night in support of scleroderma awareness and research.

How you can help

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Help us raise scleroderma awareness by sharing Shine Like a Sunflower with your friends on your favourite social platforms!

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Donate to support research

Your donation will support research to understand and develop treatments for scleroderma. Every gift helps and is greatly appreciated.

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Get the facts

What is Scleroderma?

 

Scleroderma is a chronic connective tissue condition. It is generally classified as an autoimmune condition.

 

One common symptom is thickening or hardening of the skin. The name comes from the Greek: sclero = hard, derma = skin.

 

Scleroderma can also affect:

  • Lungs
  • Heart
  • Kidneys
  • Gastrointestinal tract

Scleroderma is not contagious, infectious or cancerous. But it can be life threatening.

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Find where Australia is Shining Like a Sunflower

VIC

Bolte Bridge, Docklands

29 June

Centenary Lights, Geelong

29 June

Clocktower, Sale

29 June

Crown Melbourne

29 June

Drum Theatre, Dandenong

25 and 27 June

Fed Square, Melbourne

29 June

Geelong Performing Arts Centre

29 June

Gum Tree, Euroa

29 June

McCrae Lighthouse, Mornington Peninsula

29 June

Monash Park, Shepparton

29 June

Mooroopna Water Tower, Shepparton

29 June

Rosalind Park Conservatory, Bendigo

25 – 26 June

Sidney Myer Place, Bendigo

25 – 26 June

Steph Ryan MP’s Office, Benalla

29 June

The Wedge – Performing Arts Centre, Sale

29 June

Wodonga Water Tower

29 June

QLD

Central Park Boardwalk, Shaw

26 – 29 June

Flinders Square, Townsville

26 – 29 June

George Roberts Bridge, Townsville

27 – 29 June

Little Fletcher Bridge, Townsville

27 – 29 June

Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges, Brisbane

29 June

Strand Park Fountain, Townsville

26 – 29 June

The Big Townsville Sign

27 – 29 June

Townsville Magistrates Court

27 – 29 June

Victoria Bridge, Townsville

27 – 29 June

Wharton Reef Lighthouse, Townsville

27 – 29 June

WA

Albany Town Square

21 – 27 June

Alison Hartman Gardens, Albany

21 – 27 June

City of Perth Council House, St Georges Terrace

26 and 29 June

Graham Farmer Fwy Tunnel Entrance, Perth

29 June

Joondalup Drive, Perth

29 June

Koombana Footbridge, Bunbury

21 – 27 June

Mandurah Bridge

26 June

Matagarup Bridge, East Perth

29 June

Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton

29 June

Sail Bridge, West Perth

29 June

Sky Ribbon Bridge, Perth Airport

29 June

Trafalgar Bridge, East Perth

26 and 29 June

SA

Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace

29 June

Adelaide Festival Centre

29 June

Adelaide Oval

29 June

Adelaide Town Hall

29 June

Henley Square, Henley Beach

29 June

One World LED, Edwardstown

June

Salisbury Council Hub

29 June

SA Power Networks, Keswick

29 June

St Clair Recreation Centre – YMCA

29 June

The Riverbank Precinct Pedestrian Bridge, Adelaide

29 June

Unley Town Hall

29 June

Whitmore Square / Iparrityi, Adelaide

29 June

TAS

City of Launceston Town Hall

29 June

Elizabeth Street Mall, Hobart

25 – 29 June

Franklin Square, Hobart

25 – 29 June

Railway Roundabout Fountain, Hobart

25 – 29 June

Rose Garden Bridge, Hobart

25 – 29 June

NSW

City Hall Clock Tower, Newcastle

29 June

NT

Palmerston Water Tower

25 – 29 June

Parliament House Water Feature, Darwin

29 June

ACT

National Carillon, Aspen Island, Parkes

29 June

Your donation will help support scleroderma research.