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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

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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"Step Out" with Us on June 18!

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Our 12th annual "Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma" Walk will be held on Saturday, June 18 at a new location this year - Centennial Center Park. We have lots of other new fun activities planned for the whole family. Click here to register, set up your team and start fundraising today! This year’s theme is “Sole Mates”.  Think stepping out, shoes and feet when coming up with your clever team names, outfits, accessories, etc. - the most creative “Sole Mates” team captain will win a prize!


Snooze for Scleroderma


No, not literally! There's no need to hit the snooze button on your alarm anymore!  Snooze’s Lone Tree eatery will donate 10% of all sales to the Scleroderma Foundation on Tuesday, June 14 to celebrate Scleroderma Awareness Month.  Snooze Pancake of the Day creations have included Espress Yo Self, Pistachio Crème Pie, Saturday Sundae and This Cake is Bananas.   What will they come up with next?  Find out when you order up a stack (or enjoy any other delicious breakfast plate) on Tuesday, June 14 at Snooze located at 10002 S. Commons Street, Suite E1, Lone Tree, CO  80124. 


Scleroderma Awareness Month

June is Scleroderma Awareness Month and for the 3rd year in a row, the Scleroderma Foundation has joined forces with the Scleroderma Research Foundation and the Scleroderma Society of Canada to spread awareness primarily on social media through it's "Hard Word. Harder Disease." campaign.  We can all help spread the word!  Learn more at www.hardword.org.  Follow, like and share our posts and tweets on Facebook and Twitter throughout the month of June.


Special 10% Discount on Glider Gloves

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Glider Gloves is offering the Scleroderma Foundation a special 10% discount on their touch screen gloves. These gloves allow you to interact with a screen with your gloves on so your hands stay warm. Take advantage of the discount when you shop online at www.glidergloves.com and use the promo code GGSF10 to receive your discount.  

(The Scleroderma Foundation in no way endorses any products, drugs, treatments, clinical trials, or studies.  Information is provided for educational purposes only.) 



Sponsor a Chapter Event

Support the cause to find a cure for scleroderma by partnering with us on our 2016 fundraising events.  Click here for DENVER Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Walk sponsorship information.  Click here for NORTHERN COLORADO Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Walk sponsorship information.  Food Fight! opportunities include cash sponsorship, participating chefs and auction/in-kind items.



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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
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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