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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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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. 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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Reach for the Cure on Colorado Gives Day

2018 Colorado Gives DayThe Scleroderma Foundation Rocky Mountain Chapter will participate again this year in Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, December 4. Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving.

The Scleroderma Foundation’s leadership has contributed to an impressive growth in scleroderma research activity that has helped clarify and characterize the disease, aiding in diagnosis and treatment. Innovative research has helped reduce mortality rates. Basic scientific research is developing clues to genetic components and environmental factors for scleroderma.  


But still there is no cure. We need your help to get there to give hope to Jill Seaman and all those with scleroderma. This year you can designate your Colorado Gives Day donation specifically to research to support the Scleroderma Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Reach for the Cure campaign. Please donate at coloradogives.org/rockymntscleroderma. Under Donation Details, select “Program” for where you want your donation directed, then select “Research” from the drop down list.


Scleroderma Educational Videos

Kids Get Scleroderma Too Doctor Patient Panel
Informative sessions from the 2018 Patient Education Day and Kids Get Scleroderma Too! (parent sessions) are now available on YouTube. If you missed either of these educational forums in October or would like to view them again to learn more, click on the event below to go directly to the videos: 

2018 Patient Education Day

We sincerely thank all the presenters and speakers who shared their expertise and answered your questions at these events!


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About Us

Board of Directors

Gloria Jara Price, President
Marcy Thompson, Treasurer

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

Barb Frodin
Sandee Maas
Christine Shephard 

Medical Advisory Board

Aryeh Fischer, MD, Rheumatologist
University of Colorado Health-Anschutz Campus

Todd Bull, MD, Pulmonologist
University of Colorado Health-Anschutz Campus

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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