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We are based in Portland, Oregon. We are here to serve you, so please feel free to contact us about our support groups and other resources.
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Stepping Out 2015

Join us for our 11th annual Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma benefit walk!

When: July 9, 2016
Where: Happy Valley Middle School 
13865 SE King Rd, Happy Valley, OR 97086

Registration Time: 9 a.m.
Walk Time: 10 a.m.

click to register now!

This is a great opportunity to connect with old friends, meet new friends and walk in honor or memory of loved ones affected by scleroderma. 

This event is an excellent opportunity to raise money for research to find the cause and cure of scleroderma. It helps our chapter provide the necessary support resources and free educational forums for patients and families.

Join us and help support the cause! Create your own fundraising page and encourage your family, friends and coworkers to support your goal. We make it easy to share your fundraising page online through email and social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

Be a part of the Foundation's largest fundraising events. Because of generous donors, volunteers and participants – just like you – we are able to get one step closer to finding a cure for scleroderma.

An Elegant Tea Time

2016 An Elegant Tea Time


The Oregon Chapter hosted a lovely tea party and scleroderma fundraiser on June 11th!  Thank you to everyone who attended for a fun afternoon!

Click here for photos of the event!

Click here to take a short survey about the tea party.
(Even if you didn't attend - we want your input!)


11th Annual Cheri Woo Scleroderma Education Seminar 2016

The Oregon Chapter's 11th Annual Cheri Woo Scleroderma Education Seminar was held at Eastmoreland Golf Course in Portland on March 12th, 2016.

View photos of the event here!

Slides from Dr. Lauren Kim's keynote presentation can be found here!

Slides from Ann Jackson's presentation can be found here!


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
Maria Rivelli - Vice President
David Fidalgo - Secretary, Treasurer 

Contact Information

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

Board Members 
Donna Stone - Support Group Leader
Christina Fidalgo
Richard Bates
Liz Orem-Bedel

Liz Orem-Bedel & Lilliane Grahek

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