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About the Missouri Chapter

We are looking for new members and volunteers. Please contact us for more information.

About Membership

Annual dues enable members to maintain a vital communication line with the entire scleroderma community. Members receive the quarterly national magazine, The Voice, and notices of meetings and special events. Dues help to defray daily operating costs, thus permitting more of its income from donations and fundraisers to be targeted for scleroderma research.

Scleroderma Family Trivia Night

November 3, 2018
Marquette High School, Chesterfield, MO
Doors open at 4 p.m.; Questions start at 5 p.m.
Tickets are $25 each, $15 ages 5-10


2018 Missouri Patient Education Seminar

October 6, 2018
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
12634 Olive Blvd, Creve Coeur, MO
Back behind the Cafeteria

  • 9:30 a.m. Dr. Richard Brasington will speak on the SCOT Trial as an Investigator.
  • 11:00 a.m. Maureen Hughes LMT, "Benefit of Message Therapy with Scleroderma."
  • 11:30 a.m. Nadine Rivera, "Breathing Techniques for Relaxation."
  • 12 Noon Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. Maribeth Duncan, "Pulmonary Hypertension Understanding the Basics"



About Us

Board of Directors
Mary Blades, President, Springfield
Rhonda Costa, Vice President
Rhonda Douglas, Secretary
Bev Pogue, Treasurer
Debbie Morris, Assistant Treasurer

Contact Information

Chapter Contact: Mary Blades
Scleroderma Foundation, Missouri Chapter
P.O.Box 4123
Springfield, MO 65808
Phone: Phone: 417-887-3269
Email: MOchapter@scleroderma.org
Board Members
Mary & Ben Blades
Rhonda Costa
Rhonda Douglas
Rod Douglas
Steve Mitchell
Debbie Morris
Bev Pogue
Leslie Riley
Diane Weber

Missouri Advocacy 2011 Roy Blunt Senate






(From right) Beverly Pogue, Ellie Brawdy, Sen. Roy Blunt and Missouri Chapter President Mary Blades in Washington, D.C. The group met with the senator and asked him to cosponsor the "Scleroderma Research and Awareness Act." 



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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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