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Save the Date for the Fourth Annual Thomas Mills Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Walk/5K

Where: Timmerman Trail at Cayce Riverwalk (1120 Fort Congaree Road, Cayce, SC  29033)

When: Saturday, June 9, 2018

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Questions: eamil us at 

And they're off!

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The 8th Annual Amy K. Parrish Patient Education Conference

We had a great turnout for the 8th Annual Amy K. Parrish Patient Education Conference. Thank you to everyone who came to the conference and lab tours. 

Thank you to our wonderful speakers: Dr. Janet Poole, Dr. Jairo B. Cruz, Jr., Dr. Sundaravadivel Balasubramanian, Dr. Richard Silver and Kelley Kajdasz, and Terri Hayes. 

Thank you Dr. Carol Feghali-Bostwick for inviting us to tour your lab. 
We'd also like thank Dish & Design and Wildflour Pastry for the wonderful food and pastries.  

Thank you to the volunteers from MUSC Rheumatology for your hard work to make this year's conference so successful.

A special thank you to  Chante Bowens, Marie Compton, Elizabeth Simpson, and Megan Friscia, student volunteers from Clemson University.

Click here to see photos from the lab tours. Click here to see photos from the conference.

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Chapter Support Group Meetings

  • Save the date for the Greenville Support Group's next meeting on March 24, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the MD360 clinic in Powdersville, South Carolina. If you are interested in attending this group, please email the South Carolina Chapter at and provide your email and regular mail addresses so that you can be added to the mailing list. 
  • Save the date for the quarterly PiedmontScleroderma Support Group meeting that is scheduled for Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Piedmont Medical Center located in Rock Hill, SC.  A guest speaker will address "Yogic Breathing" as a way of relaxing the stress levels and easing the pain of Scleroderma patients.  Please feel free to contact the support group leaders Kay or Jerry with questions at

Click here for more information >>

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About Us

Board of Directors
Susan Melvin, President
Karen Kemper, PhD., Vice President
Jeannie Freeman, Treasurer
Frances Parrish, Secretary

Contact Information

Scleroderma Foundation, South Carolina Chapter
713-D East Greenville Street
Box 194
Anderson, SC 29621
Phone: 864-617-0237

Board Members

  • Laura Baur 
  • Terri Hayes
  • Erik Melvin 
  • Bobby Francis 
  • Jack Parrish 
  • Doris Frazier, Piedmont SG 
  • Julie Runyan-Brown








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