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

Join us for our upcoming Scleroderma Patient Education Conference! You'll have a chance to hear from medical experts on topics related to scleroderma and connect with others in the scleroderma community. It is free to attend; friends and family are welcome to attend also.

  • Scleroderma Patient Education Conference: Saturday, October 11, 2014, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
  • 8:00 - 9:00 am Registration & Breakfast, 9:00am - 3:00pm Presentations and Lunch
  • New session for caregivers
  • Free Parking at 222 E. Huron St parking structure (between St. Clair and Fairbanks). Validation pass available at the conference.
  • View full schedule, presenters and topics
  • Register now 

Past Events


Fundraising Walks

We have fundraising walks across Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana! You can create a team or walk as an individual. You can still donate to one of our walks or plan to join us next year 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.

 


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
Joe Werner, 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
Email: GCchapter@scleroderma.org 
Facebook: facebook.com/gcscleroderma

Board Members
Rosemary Arnold
Janine Capon
Mary Carns
Tony Cogan
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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