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Mojos Frozen Yogurt

Beat the Heat with a Mojo's Treat!

Mojo's Frozen Yogurt Shop at 950 North Ave., Suite 105 in Grand Junction will donate 10% of your purchase to  the Scleroderma Foundation when you stop in for a frozen treat on Friday, July 11, Noon - 10pm.  Just present this flyer when you pay! 


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Save the Dates for "Stepping Out"

Our 4th Annual Stepping Out Walk at Fort Collins City Park is on Sunday, Sept. 14.  Click here for more information and to register online.  We've added a Kids' Fun Run and some other activities for this year so don't miss out!  

At our 10th Anniversary Stepping Out Walk in Denver on June 21, we broke all previous records with over 430 walkers and more than $45,000 raised for scleroderma! Thank you walkers, sponsors, donors and volunteers for making this such a success.  Click here to check out all the pictures from this event.


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Painting For A Cause

Are you an artist, an artist-wannebe, or have no artistic talent at all?  It doesn't matter because at Sipping-N-Painting all are welcome to paint for a good cause; and no matter what your artistic ability, class instructors will walk us through each step to creating a flowery masterpiece.  Kelly Doak, owner, will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Chapter.  Join us on Sunday, August 3, 2014, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Sipping-N-Painting, 6300 E. Hampden Ave., Denver, CO  80222.  Space is limited so click here to register now. 


Tennis Event

Tennis Charity Mixer at Gates Tennis Center

Join us for a tennis charity mixer at Gates Tennis Center at 3300 E. Bayaud Ave., Denver, CO  80209 on Saturday, August 9, 2014, 6-9:00 pm.  This event is mixed up doubles and is open to all levels of players.  For just $30 you get 3 hours of tennis with dinner and drinks included!  Click here for more information or go to to register.



About Us

Board of Directors
John Niemi, President
Marie Roof, Treasurer
Theresa Rice, Secretary

Contact Information

Chapter Contact: Cyndy Besselievre
Scleroderma Foundation, Colorado Chapter
2280 S. Albion Street
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: 303-806-6686


Board Members
Betsy Craig
Phyllis Johnson
Sandee Maas
Rita Miller, Support Group Liaison

Medical Advisory Board
Aryeh Fischer, MD, Rheumatologist, National Jewish Health
Todd Bull, MD, Pulmonologist, University of Colorado Health-Anschutz Campus
Brett Fenster, MD, Cardiologist, National Jewish Health
Phil Hanna, MD, Gastroenterologist, National Jewish Health
Sue Harms, RPh, MPh, PhD, Pharmacist, Walgreens
Kristin Kilbourn, PhD, MPh, Psychologist, University of Colorado Denver
Jason Kolfenbach, MD, Rheumatologist, University of Colorado Health-Anschutz Campus
Michelle MacDonald, MS, RD clinical dietitian, National Jewish Health
Julia Rhiannon, MD, Rheumatologist, Veterans Hospital


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Photo Gallery

Look through photo galleries from previous events held by our chapter.



2011 FC WalkVideo Gallery

Watch videos pertaining to events held by our chapter and a few fun extras. 


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