Linda Dolce had scleroderma but that is not who she was!
With numerous friends and family, Linda Dolce was truly blessed and spent her life as a blessing to others. Linda was a teacher, a motivational speaker and a leader who touched many lives – just when they needed support and encouragement the most.
As the first woman Little League coach in New Jersey, she taught kids and their parents that they too could have a lasting impact on their community and a sport they loved. Linda was a wife, a mother and a friend who knew the value of impacting the lives of others for the better, one person at a time.
Her son, Peter, remembers her reminding him to work hard and do the best that he can. Her daughter, Deena, remembers her advice not to waste a worry and that everything always feels better in the morning. To her husband Anthony, Linda was his best friend, the love of his life and his anchor.
Filled with energy and the joy of life, her sense of humor was as contagious as her optimism. Linda was a risk taker, a trendsetter, a “glass-half-full-thinker,” and a brave woman who faced scleroderma with quiet strength.
In short, Linda Dolce was a fighter.
Paving the Way for a Cure
Founded by Anthony Dolce, President of RC Dolner, a major New York-based construction company, the Linda Dolce Scleroderma Research Fund is dedicated to honoring his late wife’s memory by helping the University of Michigan Scleroderma Program advance the understanding of scleroderma disease mechanisms and to helping the Program develop new interventions and treatments that may one day lead to a cure for scleroderma.
Make a Difference
Your gift to the Linda Dolce Scleroderma Research Fund helps to enable high quality research that is critical to helping develop better treatments, and ultimately, a cure for scleroderma.
For further information about how to make a gift, please visit the University of Michigan Linda Dolce Scleroderma Research Fund online giving page.
“We lost Linda to a long struggle with scleroderma lung disease and we want to honor Linda’s brave fight and that of other scleroderma patients like her. The Dolce Fund recognizes both the exceptional need for research in scleroderma and the belief that the University of Michigan Scleroderma Program will lead the way to a cure.” – Anthony Dolce