Announcing the 5K Walk for MCTD 2016

(Mixed Connective Tissue Disease)

Our goal is to plan, promote and participate in the Inaugural walk for Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, a rare autoimmune disease.

We are reaching out to a large variety of groups and individuals in the San Francisco Bay area to create a community of support while raising funds and awareness for this disease.


When: Saturday, October 22, 2016, 10 am to 1 pm

Where: California State University East Bay Track
25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard Hayward, CA 94542

How: Register online
$20 Registration fee ($15 student) with event T-shirt…register early!!!

Strollers are welcome but we are sorry to say, pets are not allowed on the track unless they are ADA certified for disabled assistance.

We welcome sponsorships for the event and can proudly feature your company or personal information on the back of the event shirt. Please contact Erin Duffy at the e-mail address below to discuss. MCTDfoundation is a 501c3 nonprofit (EIN #81-23333671).

Thank you for your consideration.

Contact Erin Duffy for more information at

Profits from this event will go to MCTDfoundation and the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD).


Statement of Intent is a non-profit, online gathering place, for those living with the Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD), their friends, families, support systems and medical providers.

We strive to present the most current information available on the overlap autoimmune diseases that comprise MCTD, as well as available treatment options.

We sell MCTD awareness merchandise as a fundraising mechanism to ensure the future of the site, as well as providing educational materials.

We provide forums for those afflicted, as well as blog formatted personal stories of those who care to share their personal journey with the disease. Only when we can share symptoms and histories can we start to identify commonalities. As appropriate, photographs of symptoms will also be filed.

An important aspect to be covered on the website is the impact of the Autoimmune Protocol Paleo diet, one of the ‘clean’ eating plans that has helped modify the disease process for many patients.

Our goal is broad as the need is great. We know many patients feel utterly alone and are frequently treated as if they have psychological issues, rather than an identifiable disease process. This needs to be changed.

Contact us at             MCTD Foundation is a tax-exempt, charitable organization and is eligible to receive tax deductible contributions under the IRS Code 501(c)(3).    Our  EIN is 81-2333671                                                                   We thank you for your consideration.

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