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Fundraising Walks

Fundraise, walk and unite with the scleroderma community in our shared goal - finding a cure for scleroderma. We hope you'll join us this summer for one of these incredible, inspirational events! As we finalize 2019 walk dates, we'll list them here. Registration opens soon! For the latest info on future events, follow us on Facebook. 


Sunday, June 9, 2019 - Madison, WI 

9:00 am - Registration begins
10:00 am - Walk begins

McKee Farms Park 2930 Chapel Valley Rd, Fitchburg, WI 53711

Highland Park Walk 2014

Sunday, June 23, 2019 - Highland Park, IL

8:00 am - Registration begins
9:30 am - Walk begins

Highland Park 
Metra Train Station
1800 St. John’s Ave. at Laurel

Reason to Rock Walk 2014

Reason to Rock Fun Walk & 50s Fest (Geneva, IL)

11:30 am - Registration begins
12-3 pm - Fun walk, 50's festival & classic car show

Northwestern Medicine Field
34W002 Cherry Lane
Geneva, IL 60134 
Germantown Walk 2014

Sunday, August 18, 2019 - Germantown, WI 

7:30 am - Registration begins
9:00 am - Walk begins 

Kinderberg Park
N104 W14942 Donges Bay Road
Germantown, WI 53022
<Reason to Rock Walk 2014

Highland, IN 

9:00 am - Registration begins
10:00 am - Walk begins

Wicker Memorial Park (Picnic Area One)
8554 Indianapolis Blvd
Highland, IN 46322

Springfield Walk 2014

Saturday, August 3, 2019 - Springfield, IL 

8:00 am - Registration begins
9:00 am - Walk begins

Southwind Park 
(Hope Pavilion)
4965 S 2nd St,
Springfield, IL 62703 

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - Dixon, IL

8:00 am - Registration begins
9:00 am - Walk begins

Lowell Park
2114 Lowell Park Road
Dixon, IL

Food Events

If you enjoy delicious food and drink, great silent auctions, even better company and a fantastic cause, Cooking Up A Cure, our celebrity chef fundraiser is for you! Earlybird tickets will be available soon!


Thursday, September 12, 2019

Enjoy the best food and drink Chicago has to offer from celebrity chefs, all for a good cause - curing scleroderma. 


Education Events

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Spring Patient Conference
Our next Patient Education Conference will be Saturday, April 27, 2019 in Oakbrook, IL. Registration is now open!

Scleroderma 101
Scleroderma 101 is a bi-annual small group session offering information and support for recently diagnosed scleroderma patients. Top specialists and scleroderma support group leaders will be on site to help you understand your diagnosis, build a support system and live better.

The next Scleroderma 101 is scheduled for May 16 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Registration is now open!

For presentations and videos from past conferences, take a look at our SlideShare and YouTube sites. 

Hope Raisers

If you're interested in supporting the Scleroderma Foundation Greater Chicago Chapter and have a passion for creating your own fundraisers, why not start a Hope Raiser? If you'd like to add your own event to the list, please contact us.

Knockout Scleroderma 2015
Jan's "Knock Out Scleroderma" - Chicago, IL
Knock Out Scleroderma is a fun and active fundraiser based in Chicago's South Loop. The day starts with a group cycling class, followed by finger food, drinks and a raffle at The Scout. Last year's Knock Out Scleroderma raised a record amount - more than $5,400 dollars! 2019 date coming soon!
August 17, 2019 - 9th Annual "Tournament of Non-Champions" Golf Outing - Crystal Lake, IL
Held by the Ciszon family annually in memory of their mother Denise, this fun and casual event has long been a favorite of north suburban golfers.