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Welcome to the Rocky Mountain Chapter Website!

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: 2280 S. Albion Street, 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 with a new group in Rio Rancho, NM. 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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Chapter Scholarships for National Conference

You may be eligible for a scholarship from the Scleroderma Foundation-Rocky Mountain Chapter to reimburse you for your travel costs to attend the 2017 National Patient Education Conference in Chandler, AZ from July 21-23.  Click here for the Chapter Reimbursement application.  The deadline to apply is May 5, 2017.


"STEP OUT" on Saturday, June 17!

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Our 13th annual "STEPPING OUT TO CURE SCLERODERMA" WALK is on Saturday, June 17 at Centennial Center Park

It's more than just a walk. This fun family event is hosted by comedian Sam Adams, includes breakfast provided by Snooze, entertainment for the kids including balloon animals and face painting provided by The Denver Balloon Guy and a special appearance this year by Mrs. Colorado International 2017 and a Mermaid princess from The Party PrincessesBe sure to check out the Event Details page when you register for more about all the activities planned for this year.  

What's new?  A special Family Registration discount - register up to 4 family members over the age of 12 for just $100!  

Sign up, create your team and get started fundraising today!


High Tea Party at Carla's

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Tea, scones and shopping!  Carla's A Classic Design at the Streets at Southglenn is hosting a High Tea Party to benefit the Scleroderma Foundation-Rocky Mountain Chapter on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on each day. LipBar Cosmetics will also be on hand for makeovers! Bring your friends and enjoy a relaxing day at Carla's at 6851 S. Gaylord St. #233 in Centennial. Click here for more information.


Eagle Riders Poker Run (Ride)

Mrs. Colorado International 2017

Birgit Daniels, Mrs. Colorado International 2017, has made the platform for her year-long reign to spread awareness of autoimmune diseases. Not only is she making a special appearance at our Stepping Out Walks this year, but she is also hosting her own event to raise money and awareness for scleroderma.

Join Birgit and the Eagle Riders for the 1st annual POKER RUN on Sunday, May 21 - registration at 8:00 a.m., kickstands up at 9:00 a.m. Ride for free with a $50 donation to the Scleroderma Foundation!




Patient Education Day Videos

If you weren't able to attend our recent Patient Education Day in October 2016, or if you would just like to see any of these very informational presentations again, then click on a topic below to view each video:


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About Us

Board of Directors
Theresa Rice, President
Martha Williams, Vice-President
Deanna Ragsdale, Secretary

Contact Information

Scleroderma Foundation, Colorado Chapter
2280 S. Albion Street
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: 303-806-6686

Cyndy Besselievre, Executive Director


Board Members
Gloria Jara
Sandee Maas

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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