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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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Colorado Gives Day 2014

Colorado Gives Day is Dec. 9

We will participate together with over 1,400 Colorado charities in Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. This 24-hour period to "give where you live" is hosted by Community First Foundation and FirstBank.  Last year Coloradoans came together and donated over $20 million to local charities!  This year our Chapter Board and staff have committed to match the first $2,500 donated to the Chapter on or towards Colorado Gives Day!  Also this year you have the option of selecting how you would like your donation used by choosing one of our programs - Patient Support and Education, Awareness and Advocacy or Research.  To donate on December 9 (or to preschedule your donation for December 9 by clicking on the "CO GIVES DAY" button under Donation Type), go to  (Also follow us on Facebook between now and Dec. 9 for personal stories about Coloradoans living with scleroderma.)  We appreciate your support!


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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.


Volunteers Needed!

We are already planning for our 2015 Stepping Out Walks and a new event "Food Fight".  We need committee members to help with the fun of organizing these events.  Click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

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
Phyllis Johnson
Sandee Maas
Rita Miller
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
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


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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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