Portland, Oregon

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Calling All Volunteers!

2016 Stepping Out volunteers 

We are looking for volunteers to join our 2017 Walk Committee to help us out with next year's Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma benefit walk. 

Our walk has been growing in size every year.  The 2016 walk raised $28,000 for scleroderma research, and we had around 260 people in attendance!  However, larger events mean more work, so we've decided to form a committee to help us pull everything together.

We would like to have various committee members take charge of some different aspects of the walk.  Friends or family members are more than welcome to serve on the committee or to volunteer to work with the committee members.

Some of the areas you can help with are: 

  • food and drinks
  • media/promoting of the walk
  • registrations
  • kids' corner
  • finding corporate sponsorship (most of this can be done online)
  • working with the printing company on flyers and t-shirts
  • and more!

If you think you may be interested in one of these areas (or something not listed) or if you have ideas about next year's walk, please contact us!

Email:  ORchapter@scleroderma.org

Phone:  (503) 245-4588

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/SDFOregon/

...or ask any board member for details!

Thank you,
Oregon Chapter Board of Directors


Shop at Fred Meyer and Earn Donations for the Oregon Chapter!

Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on their customers' direction. 

Here's how the Fred Meyer Rewards Program benefits the Oregon Chapter:

  • Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the Scleroderma Foundation Oregon Chapter at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. It's easy!
  • You can search for us by our name, Scleroderma Foundation or by our non-profit number: 93076. Our organization is under “Scleroderma Foundation Oregon Chapter.” #93076. 
  • Every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you will be helping the Oregon Chapter earn a donation!
  • You still earn your personal Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do now.
  • If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store. 




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About Us

Board of Directors
Denise Bates - President
Christina Fidalgo - Vice President
David Fidalgo - Secretary, Treasurer 

Contact Information

Chapter Contact: Denise Bates
Scleroderma Foundation Oregon Chapter
P.O. Box 19296
Portland, OR 97280-0296
Phone: 503-245-4588
Email: ORchapter@scleroderma.org

Board Members 
Donna Stone - Support Group Leader
Richard Bates
Beverly Fischer 
Bethany Marshall

Liz Orem-Bedel
Maria Rivelli

Liz Orem-Bedel & Lilliane Grahek

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