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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.

Next event: Saturday, April 18, 2015 - Naperville, IL - More info to come. Email to register.

Fundraising Events

We have fundraising events across Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. From chef events to walks, find an event in your area! Visit our events page for more info.

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 have new support groups starting in 2015 in Highland Park, IL and Milwaukee, WI.


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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