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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!

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Help researchers share information to advance research for fibrotic illnesses, using scleroderma as a prototypical condition! Support H.R. 3666 The Scleroderma and Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act. Click here to download a letter to fill out and send to Robert Riggs at the Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923, or e-mail the completed letter to Robert at The foundation will make sure that the signed letters get to the correct congressional office. 


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Topsfield 2016Walk Season is here!

Go to our events page to look for a Walk near you. Walk in person or support a walker online. Have a great time with family and friends while supporting SFNE programs and scleroderma research. We'd love to see you there!

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About Us

Board of Directors
Don Legere, President
Katherine Bedard, Vice President
Peter L. Hart, Treasurer

Board Members
Elysia Cappellucci
Tony Cappellucci
Marie Coyle
Tim Hagan
Deb Pearce
Selena Valeriani
Don Legere

Board Advisors
Tom Curran
Walter Zagrobski

Medical/Scientific Advisory Board
Vincent Falanga, M.D.
Harrison Farber, M.D.
Carol Feghali Bostwick, Ph.D.
Humphrey Gardner, M.D.
David M. Leader, DMD
Thomas Medsger, Jr., M.D.
John Mulliken, M.D.
Nicole Orzechowski, D.O.
Andrew Plaut, M.D.
Robert Simms, M.D.
Michael Whitfield, Ph.D.
Michael York, M.D.

Contact Information

Executive Director: Jack Armitage,
Office Manager: Rebecca Dube

Office Mailing Address
Scleroderma Foundation, New England Chapter
462 Boston Street, Suite 1-1
Topsfield, MA 01983

Phone: 978-887-0658
Fax: 978-887-0659
General Information:

Our Mission

The MISSION of the Chapter is to help constituents make contact with each other through support groups, newsletters, and meetings;

To EDUCATE and INFORM the public about scleroderma, what it is, and its consequences through a central base;

To PROMOTE and raise funds for medical research seeking the cause of and cure for scleroderma.


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