2015 Denver Walk - Kids

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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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Real Talk Virtual Support Group - August 4!

FrechOur next Real Talk Virtual Support Group call is coming soon! Details are as follows:

Time: 7:00 - 8:00pm (MT)
Topic: Managing Challenges of the Gastrointestinal Tract in Systemic Sclerosis
Speaker: Tracy M. Frech, MD, MS, University of Utah, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Director of Systemic Sclerosis Clinic

Call-in Number: 712-775-7031, 781-611-035#

We'll start the call with a few short announcements and introduction of Dr. Frech, followed by her presentation, with time for questions at the end. Click here for Dr. Frech's hand-out so you can follow along during the presentation.  Please call 303-806-6686 with questions.


Sedalia Designs Supports Scleroderma

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If you missed Marcy Shoenborn's creative jewelry designs at the "Stepping Out" Walk on June 18, you can purchase her unique jewelry at my.sedaliadesigns.com/SF.  Marcy and Sedalia Designs will donate a portion of your purchase to the Scleroderma Foundation.  Marcy also created special footprint earrings just for the Stepping Out Walk that you can still get by contacting our Chapter office at cochapter@scleroderma.org or 303-806-6686.  They'll go great with your Stepping Out t-shirt when you wear it to promote scleroderma awareness!


Food Fight!

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"Food Fight! Chefs Fighting for a Hard Disease" on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at BAC Appliance Center in Englewood, features local chefs creating their favorite dishes in the categories of appetizer, main course and dessert. You get to be the judge of who creates the best taste. This year we've added a mixologist category to the competition too. But it's not just the chefs and mixologists competing - you'll get to stay on top of the bidding on your favorite auction items with up to the minute texts when you've been outbid so you can stay in the competition too! Learn more about this foodie event of the year and get your tickets today at www.cheffoodfight.com


Northern Colorado "Stepping Out"

2015 Northern Colorado Stepping Out

We are "stepping out" on Sunday, Sept. 11 at Fort Collins City Park for the 6th annual Northern Colorado Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Walk!  Jazzercise will return to provide a great warm up routine again this year and walk as a team.  We invite you and your team to join us too for all the fun and festivities!  Register, set up your team and start fundraising today at www.scleroderma.org/steppingoutftcollins.  Take a step to cure scleroderma!


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 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
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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