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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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Chapter Pizza Party

We invite you to our Chapter Pizza Party on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11:00 am!  Join us for free pizza and to hear from our Chapter President John Niemi about the 2014 year in review and all the new and exciting things we have planned for 2015. The meeting will be held at the Arthritis Foundation building, 2280 S. Albion St., Denver, CO 80222. To make sure we have enough pizza to go around, please RSVP to 303-806-6686 or  If you can't make it in person, we welcome you to call in and participate by phone.  Please contact us and we'll provide you with the call in information you will need. 


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Scleroderma Night at the Colorado Avalanche

We are again partnering with the Colorado Avalanche in 2015 to raise money and awareness for scleroderma.  Join us when the Av's take on the Nashville Predators on Friday, January 30, 2015.  You get discount tickets and the Av's will donate a portion of each ticket sold to the Chapter.  By participating in this program, you can also help us raise awareness of scleroderma because if we sell 50 tickets we get to set up an information table in the concourse at Pepsi Center on the night of the game, allowing us to reach out to thousands of fans!  Click here to learn more or to purchase your tickets.


Save the Dates for "Stepping Out"

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We are hard at work planning our 2015 “Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma” Walks.  Save the dates so you don’t miss out:  11th Annual Denver Stepping Out Walk is on Saturday, June 20 at Cherry Creek State Park; 5th Annual Northern Colorado Stepping Out Walk is on Sunday, Sept. 20 at Fort Collins City Park.  Click here to learn more.


Volunteers Needed!

Want to meet some new people, learn some new skills and help those living with scleroderma? Then get involved today by joining one of our fundraising committees for our 2015 Stepping Out Walks or new event "Food Fight".  We need committee members to help with the fun of organizing these events and making them a success.  Click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

About Us

Board of Directors
John Niemi, President
Michael Noble, 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
Sandee Maas
Deanna Ragsdale
Martha Williams

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


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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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