2016 Denver Walk Team

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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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"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, a special appearance this year by Mrs. and Miss Colorado International 2017 and a Mermaid princess from The Party Princess, and drawing prizes including a Denver Broncos football signed by all the players on the 2016 team! Be 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 four family members over the age of 12 for just $100!  

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


Annual Family Picnic and Ice Cream Social

2017 Denver SG Picnic

We are hosting the annual Denver/Mile High support group family picnic and ice cream social on Saturday, June 10 at 11 a.m. at Mamie Doud Eisenhower Park, picnic area #4 (Colorado Blvd. and Dartmouth Ave.) in Denver. Families are welcome, and we encourage you to bring the kids because we'll have games and activities to keep them busy. Click here for more information and here for a map of the park and picnic area.  After the picnic,we invite you back to our office (2280 S. Albion St., Denver, CO  80222) just a few blocks away to help us stuff our goody bags for the June 17 Stepping Out Walk - get a sneak preview of all the goodies!


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

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.



2011 FC WalkVideo Gallery

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


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