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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

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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2015 "Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma" Walks

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At our 11th Annual Denver Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Walk on Saturday, June 20 at Cherry Creek State Park, 460 walkers raised over $48,000 for our fight to find a cure.  If you missed it, join us at our 5th Annual Northern Colorado Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Walk on Sunday, Sept. 20 at Fort Collins City Park. This event includes a 3K/5K walk, kids' fun run and activities, live and silent auctions, food and entertainment. Click here to learn more and to register.  Be sure to keep up to date on all the Stepping Out news by liking and following us on our Stepping Out Facebook page at www.facebook.com/steppingoutsclero. Become an event sponsor and help support the Scleroderma Foundation in your local community.


Food Fight! Chefs Fighting For a Hard Disease

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On Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, local chefs will take each other on in a friendly competition to raise money and awareness of scleroderma. Chefs will prepare appetizers, bite-size entrees and desserts for you to taste. Mark Koebrich of 9News will emcee. Space is limited so purchase your tickets today.  Follow our Food Fight! Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sclerodermafoodfight for foodie news and profiles of the chefs.  Learn more about how your restaurant or business can be a sponsor:  Chef Application, Cash Sponsorship, In-Kind and Auction Donations.  For more information about sponsorships, please contact Alison Oyler-Mitsch at alison@getfreshevents.com or 720-849-3923.


2015 Patient Education Day

Save the date!  Our 5th Annual Patient Education Day is scheduled for Sunday, October 18, 2015 at The Summit Event and Conference Center in Aurora, CO. We are currently working on the agenda with some new speakers and topics for this year.  More information and registration will be available by mid-August so be sure to stay tuned.  


Shop at the Scleroderma Store

Looking for books about scleroderma, clothes to wear to spread awareness or other Scleroderma Foundation logo gadgets?  Then click here for your one stop shopping.

About Us

Board of Directors
Theresa Rice, 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
Martha Williams

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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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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