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Welcome to the Greater Chicago Chapter Website!

Our chapter offers support groups, events and other resources for people living in Illinois, Northern Indiana, and Wisconsin.
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Patient Education

We host patient education conferences where you have a chance to hear from medical experts on topics related to scleroderma and connect with others in the scleroderma community. The events happen in Spring and Fall and are free to attend; friends and family are welcome to attend also.

Fundraising Walks

We have fundraising walks across Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana! You can create a team or walk as an individual. Stay tuned for 2015 walk dates so you can join us and help us get one step closer to a cure! Visit our events page for more info.

2014 WALKS:

  • Highland Park, IL - Sunday, June 22 - Website
  • Springfield, IL - Saturday, August 2 - Website
  • Germantown, WI - Sunday, August 17 - Website
  • Geneva, IL - Sunday, August 24 - Website
  • Highland, IN - Saturday, September 6 - Website  
  • Dixon, IL - Saturday, September 13Website

Support Groups

Find a support group in your area or connect with others by phone. Support groups are a great way to share information and provide encouragement to one another. Looking to start a new support group? Contact us at 312-660-1131. We are currently looking to start new support groups in Springfield, IL, Milwaukee, WI and Northwest Indiana. If you live in one of these areas, please contact us.


Start a Fundraiser

Interested in starting your own fundraiser? Become a scleroderma "Hope Raiser!" Whether you are throwing a party, running a race or have a unique fundraising idea, you can support scleroderma patients and help in the search for a cure! Read more about becoming a Hope Raiser or call us at 312-660-1131. 

About Us

Board of Directors
Tony Cogan, President
Julie L. Drewniak, Vice President/Secretary 
Jennifer Bryson, Treasurer
Stephanie Somers, Executive Director

Contact Information

Chapter Contact: Stephanie Somers, Executive Director
Scleroderma Foundation, Greater Chicago Chapter
134 N. LaSalle St. Suite 1360
Chicago, IL. 60602
Phone: 312-660-1131
Fax: 312-660-1133

Board Members
Rosemary Arnold
Janine Capon
Mary Carns
Cleetus Friedman
Carol Goldman
Peter Goldman
Anna Hockett
Jack Napoli
Mike Robbins
Renee Trikolas 
John Varga, M.D.

Sustaining Board Members
Jules and Leslie Cogan
Marilyn Murphy

Medical Advisory Board
Richard Burt, M.D.
Jane Dematte, M.D.
Jane Dematte, M.D.
Ikuo Hirano, M.D.
Amy Paller, M.D.
Stuart Rich, M.D.
Dean Schraufnagel, M.D.
Nadera Sweiss, M.D.
John Varga, M.D.



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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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