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We are based in Denver, Colorado. You are not alone, so please feel free to contact us.
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To donate directly to the Rocky Mountain Chapter, please mail checks to: 5403 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO 80222

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Chapter Support Group Meetings

Scleroderma Support Group Hand in Hand

Chapter support group meetings are held regularly in Denver, Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Loveland. Scleroderma patients, their caregivers, family and friends are welcome. Meetings are educational and a great opportunity to meet others living with scleroderma who understand what you are going through. You are not alone!

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Stress Management Skills Training Webinars

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Please join us for a 4-week stress management skills training "virtual" support group. Participants will learn about how to manage stress using cognitive-behavioral strategies, relaxation and effective coping strategies.  The trainings will take place on the following Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. MST: 2/7, 2/14, 2/21 and 2/28 and will be co-facilitated by Alaina Carr, MA, and Sydneyjane Roberts, MA, both Doctoral students in the UCD Clinical Psychology Program, under the supervision of Kristin Kilbourn, Ph.D, MPH. Join each session at the designated time either: 1) by computer: go to https://join.me/coscleroderma, enter your name and request to join or 2) by phone: (or if your computer has no audio) call 302-202-5900, enter conference ID 947-770-935.


Chapter Scholarships for National Patient Education Conference

2019 Natl Conf

Thanks to our generous donors, we are excited to announce that the Rocky Mountain Chapter will again be offering scholarships to chapter members to attend the 2019 National Patient Education Conference from July 19-21 in Chicago, IL. Click here for the chapter scholarship application and guidelines. The deadline to apply for a chapter scholarship is Friday, April 19, 2019.


Now Hiring...

The Rocky Mountain Chapter is now seeking to hire an Executive Director and part-time Office Administrator to continue to grow and support the mission of the Scleroderma Foundation. If you or someone you know is interested in either position, please contact Gloria Price, Chapter Board President at gprice@scleroderma.org.


Scleroderma Educational Videos

Kids Get Scleroderma Too Doctor Patient Panel
Informative sessions from the 2018 Patient Education Day and Kids Get Scleroderma Too! (parent sessions) are now available on YouTube. If you missed either of these educational forums in October or would like to view them again to learn more, click on the event below to go directly to the videos: 

2018 Patient Education Day

We sincerely thank all the presenters and speakers who shared their expertise and answered your questions at these events!


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About Us

Board of Directors

Gloria Jara Price, President
Marcy Thompson, Treasurer

Contact Information

Scleroderma Foundation
    Rocky Mountain Chapter
5403 E. Evans Ave. 
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: 303-806-6686
Email: cochapter@scleroderma.org

Cyndy Besselievre, Executive Director


Board Members

Barb Frodin
Sandee Maas
Andrew Parr
Christine Shephard 

Medical Advisory Board

Aryeh Fischer, MD, Rheumatologist
University of Colorado Health-Anschutz Campus

Todd Bull, MD, Pulmonologist
University of Colorado Health-Anschutz Campus

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

Paul Menard-Katcher, MD, Gastroenterologist
University of Colorado Health-Anschutz Campus

Katharine Moore, MD, Pediatrics
Children's Hospital Colorado 


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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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