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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, with a new group starting in Rio Rancho, NM in Nov. 2016. 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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Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday, December 6

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This year is the 7th annual Colorado Gives Day. We have participated every year, along with many other Colorado charities, to celebrate philanthropy through online giving on this day each year. Please help us reach our 2016 goal of $10,000 by donating this year on Colorado Gives Day. Your donation will help us spread awareness and reach out to the thousands in the Rocky Mountain Region with scleroderma to provide education and support so that those with this not-very-well-known disease will know they are not alone in fighting it.  You can preschedule your donation today at www.coloradogives.org/rockymntscleroderma.  On behalf of scleroderma patients everywhere, thank you for your support!

Learn first hand from those with scleroderma the challenges of living with this disease, and from the experts that treat it, how your donation will make a difference:

Dr Fischer -2016 CO Gives Day

Leading Rheumatologist Gives 6 Reasons to Have Hope About Scleroderma & Why Research is the Answer

Lauren Higbee-2016 CO Gives Day

Lauren’s Pursuit Won’t Let Scleroderma Define Her Present Even if It Decides Her Future

Sandee & Mike Maas-2016 CO Gives Day

Husband Follows Wife’s Lead to Support Scleroderma Patients As She Fights Her Own Battle


Positions Available

Help us grow fundraising and awareness in 2017! The Scleroderma Foundation-Rocky Mountain Chapter is looking to hire consultants on a contract/part-time basis in 2017 to assist with (1) the planning and coordination of the 2017 Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Walks and (2) Marketing and Communications. Please submit your resume and other requested information as outlined in these job descriptions no later than December 31, 2016.


Patient Education Day Videos

If you weren't able to attend our recent Patient Education Day in October 2016, or if you would just like to see any of these very informational presentations again, then click on a topic below to view each video:


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Find Us Online!

Stay connected with the Colorado Chapter on Facebook and Twitter.

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About Us

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

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


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.



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Watch videos pertaining to events held by our chapter and a few fun extras. 


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