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Welcome to the Colorado 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

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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Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Walk & Food Fight Sponsor Information Packets Now Available!

The search is on for businesses who will partner with us on our 2016 events.  Will your business or employer join in on the fun this year?  Do you frequent a business who might want to be a part of supporting this great cause?  Click here for Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Walk sponsorship information.  Food Fight! opportunities include cash sponsorship, participating chefs and auction/in-kind items.


Registration Now Open for 2016 National Conference 


Registration is now open for the 2016 National Patient Education Conference from July 29-31 in New Orleans.  Click here to learn more about registration and information regarding the Conference scholarship program.  The deadline to submit scholarship applications is Thursday, March 17, 2016.  


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.


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.  

About Us

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

Contact Information

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

Cyndy Besselievre, Executive Director

Andrea Ofiesh, Chapter Manager

Board Members
Jimmy Gonzales
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
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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