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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 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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Education Abounds in October!

Learn more about scleroderma and managing the disease at one of our educational programs in October 2018:

Kids Get Scleroderma Too! - An educational (and fun) forum for children and teens with scleroderma, their parents and siblings on Saturday, October 27 at Children's Hospital Colorado. We'll kick off the event on Friday evening, October 26 with a Halloween party at the Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center.

8th Annual Patient Education Day - This year includes new sessions on renal issues and scleroderma, sleep disorders with a chronic illness and who you need on your medical team, plus lots more, on Sunday, October 28 at UCHealth-Anschutz Medical Campus.

Stress Management Group Workshops - During this 4-week stress management skills training program, participants will learn about how to manage stress using cognitive-behavorial strategies, relaxation and effective coping strategies. The workshops will held on 4 consecutive Tuesday evenings starting on October 16 at the Arthritis Foundation building. 


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Ken Urban's Scleroderma Journey

In this video previewed at our "Food Fight!" event in September, scleroderma patient Ken Urban shared this gripping story about his journey over the last few years of being diagnosed with a progressive case of diffuse scleroderma, a stem cell transplant and his fears. With the help of the Scleroderma Foundation, Ken was able to connect with doctors who have saved his life.

Reach for the Cure, Donate to Research


The need is great. The time is now. We pursue our mission with urgency. The Reach for the Cure campaign was launched in 2018 to raise the bar of scleroderma research funding to discover, understand, and overcome the causes, the mechanisms, and the symptoms of scleroderma. Read more about Reach for the Cure, or make a generous gift online.


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About Us

Board of Directors

Gloria Jara Price, President
Marcy Thompson, Treasurer

Contact Information

Scleroderma Foundation
    Rocky Mountain Chapter
2280 S. Albion Street
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: 303-806-6686
Email: cochapter@scleroderma.org

Cyndy Besselievre, Executive Director


Board Members

Barb Frodin
Sandee Maas
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

Brett Fenster, MD, Cardiologist
National Jewish Health

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.



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


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