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Chapter Support Group Meetings

Chapter support group meetings are held regularly in Denver, Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Loveland. Scleroderma patients, their caregivers, family and friends are welcome.

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Job Posting

The Scleroderma Foundation-Rocky Mountain Chapter is hiring a full-time Office Manager position. If you have strong administrative skills, are technology friendly, like marketing and creative work and having a flexible schedule then this may be the perfect fit.  Please click here for more information about the position and how to apply.


2015 Patient Education Day Videos

The speaker presentations at our 2015 Patient Education Day were recorded and you can view the videos on our Chapter YouTube page at www.youtube.com/COScleroderma.  This year's presentations included Scleroderma 101, Dental Issues and Scleroderma, Scleroderma Q&A, Integrative Medicine-What the Health?, How to Communicate Your Support Needs, and Joyful Living-Simple Secrets to Success. 


"Give Where You Live" on Colorado Gives Day

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We are participating again on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 in Colorado Gives Day, an annual day to promote philanthropy right here in our own state.  Your support will help us continue to serve patients and raise awareness in the Rocky Mountain region as well as fund research at the national level.  Go to www.coloradogives.org/rockymntscleroderma to donate anytime during the 24 hour period on December 8.  Or you can pre-schedule your Colorado Gives Day donation today by clicking on the CO GIVES DAY button under Donation Type and then proudly display this button on your Facebook page to let others know you gave early.


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Donate $25 on Colorado Gives Day and get a free cup of coffee!  Stop by Festive Cup Coffee in Highlands Ranch on Tuesday, Dec. 8 between 7am-12pm.  Our volunteers at the coffee shop will assist you with making your secure online donation and then provide you with a coupon for your free cup of coffee (or other hot drink). Click here for more information.   



Yankee Candle Fundraising For Scleroderma

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We are very excited to have partnered with Yankee Candle, the world's #1 candle brand, to present you with products you will use (or gift) while fundraising at the same time.  Yankee Candle will donate 40% of the profit on all items you purchase to the Scleroderma Foundation-Rocky Mountain Chapter! Just go to www.yankeecandlefundraising.com and enter our Group Number #990088759 to start shopping.  There is even a Candle Mobile app where you can access your contacts to email, text, tweet and Facebook share!  This program will run through January 13, 2016 to help you with your holiday shopping.


Scleroderma Night at the Colorado Avalanche

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Join us on Friday, January 8, 2016 when the Colorado Av’s take on the Nashville Predators.  A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to the Chapter.   One lucky person will be selected at random to help out the Avalanche DJ during the warm ups!  Purchase upper level tickets at www.avstix.com/sclerodermaupper or get closer to the action with lower level tickets at  www.avstix.com/sclerodermalower


King Soopers Neighborhood Rewards Program

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King Soopers Neighborhood Rewards Program gives back to the communities where we shop.  Our Chapter benefits as a member of this program.  Here's how it works.  You purchase a King Soopers gift card from the Chapter for $2.50 (this is the amount already pre-loaded on the card). Then take the card to a King Soopers (or City Market) location to load the card with any amount up to a maximum of $500 and use this card to purchase your groceries or fuel.  The card can be reloaded over and over again. Everytime you reload the card, King Soopers donates 5% of the amount you load to our Chapter.  So, at no cost to you, you can support the Scleroderma Foundation just by using the card everytime you shop.  For more information or to purchase a card, please contact our Chapter office at (303) 806-6686 or cochapter@scleroderma.org.  (It's not too early to start thinking about the holidays - these cards make great stocking stuffers!)

About Us

Board of Directors
Theresa Rice, President
Martha Williams, Vice-President
Michael Noble, Treasurer

Contact Information

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


Board Members
Jimmy Gonzales
Gloria Jara
Sandee Maas
Deanna Ragsdale

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


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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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