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Upcoming Events:

November/December 2018:  Gingerbread House Fundraiser

Registration Date:
Video upload date:  Saturday, November 24
Time: 12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Participation is $20

Register to participate by November 23rd at www.scleroderma.org/txgingerhouse

Here's how to participate:

1. Build your gingerbread house (from scratch or a pre-made kit from the store,
maybe even using some teal for Scleroderma)
2.  Register by November 23rd at www.scleroderma.org/txgingerhouse
3.  Create a short video:
introducing yourself, describing your house theme, and how Scleroderma has impacted your life.
(using your phone video feature works great)
Gingerbread House4.  Post your video to your social media platforms  
(Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc) and don't forget to tag us at Scleroderma-Texas Bluebonnet Chapter!
5.  Ask family and friends to VOTE for your video, by donating to Scleroderma in your name! 
Collect donations online by December 15th.
Participant with the most donations raised will win Visa gift cards just in time for some Holiday shopping. 1st prize - $200;  2nd prize - $100;  3rd prize - $50
For more information, contact Jovana Desarden at sascleroderma@gmail.com or 210-909-9375

Stay tuned and follow us on FACEBOOK as we share more information about this exciting event.  

Patient Education Events

January 26, 2019:  Houston's "Straight Talk: A Patient Perspective" 

  • Time, location, and other details are to be determined and will be posted as soon as they become available.  
For more info and updates, please check back or follow us on Facebook.

Advocacy and Awareness

Let it be known that June 29th is Texas' NEW Scleroderma Awareness Day!

Join us in celerating this monumental milestone made possible with the support of Governor Greg Abbot [...read full article here]

Let your voice be heard, and JOIN US!  You can help today by writing a letter that will allow us to continue to spread the message of URGENCY for Scleroderma research.  YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

CLICK HERE to get started writing your letter!


Chapter Support Group Meetings

HOUSTON UPDATE:

We now have TWO Houston area Support Groups:  One meeting in Deer Park to cover Houston's Southeast side, and another meeting at our new Texas Chapter office near I-45 and 1960 to cover Houston's North side. 

While you may choose to attend either meeting regardless of your current location, it is our hopes that forming an additional group will help boost attendance and make scheduling and travel a little more managable for our growing number of Greater Houston patients.  

Vist our Support Groups Home Page for Houston's NEW times, dates, and locations of a meeting most convenient for you. 

Want to learn how you can get started hosting support group meetings in your area?
Check out our brochure below and contact Kathy (below) for any questions you might have, OR visit our Texas Support Group page to find a group meeting near you.

NEW SUPPORT GROUP BROCHURE (ENGLISH) DOWNLOAD
NEW SUPPORT GROUP BROCHURE (ESPANOL) DOWNLOAD

Thank you, 
Kathy Baker, 
Support Group Services & Programs
email:  KBaker@scleroderma.org


The TBC has a new YouTube channel

Help us reach 100 subscribers!

We are excited to announce that the Texas chapter has been busy adding excellent content to our new YouTube channel. Here, you will be able to view video content from past patient education events, fundraisers, and more...but we need your help!

We are hoping to boost our numbers by obtaining 100 subscribers. This milestone will grant our page a CUSTOM URL that will make this channel easier to find for those looking to access our library of videos.

Please show your support TODAY by visiting our new page and clicking the "Subscribe" button. We appreciate all the continuous love and support from our social media followers and look forward to finding even more ways to keep you informed on what all the Texas chapter is doing to fight for the cure.

CLICK HERE to visit our channel and subscribe!


For questions, please email us at txchapter@scleroderma.org OR contact our office at (281) 880-4992.

About Membership:

Stay connected with the Scleroderma Foundation all year. Join the foundation today, and you will receive the quarterly national magazine, Scleroderma Voice, plus other news about special events, the latest research updates and more! Become a member today >>


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Mission

The Scleroderma Foundation has a three-fold mission of support, education, and research.

SUPPORT:  To help patients and their families cope with scleroderma through mutual support programs, peer counseling, physician referrals, and educational information.

EDUCATION:  To promote public awareness and education through patient and health professional seminars, literature, and publicity campaigns.

RESEARCH:  To stimulate and support research to improve treatments and, ultimately, find the cause and cure of scleroderma and related diseases. 

 

For more information about our chapter, feel free to download our brochure from a link below:

About Us

Executive Committee
Audrey Brouwer, Chapter President
Kathy Baker, Vice President, (c) Support Group Services/Programs and Services
Peggy Brown, Treasurer, (c) Budget and Finance
Diane Lee, Secretgary, (c) Social Media Volunteers

Board of Directors 
Misti Chapman
Debbi Charlton
Jacob Davila, (c) Public Awareness/Advocacy/Juvenile
Jason Delancy
Jovana Desarden
Jan Wilkerson

Committee Chairs and Office Volunteers (non-Board)
Emily Woods, (c) Medical Advisory Board
Jamie Adams, (c) Newsletter/Website
Cynthia Billings, Office Volunteer Coordinator

Medical Advisory Board
Shervin Assassi, M.D.
Gowri Balachandar, M.D.
Melissa Costner, M.D.
Alexander Duarte, M.D.
Hernando Garcia M.D.
Heidi Jacobe, M.D.
Mark D. Khorsandi, M.D.
Maureen D. Mayes, M.D.
Richard W. McCallum, M.D.
Philip L. Nauert, D.D.S. 
Dipan J. Shah, M.D. 
Matthew Q. Pompeo, M.D.

Contact Information

Audrey Brouwer, President 
Scleroderma Foundation 
Texas Bluebonnet Chapter
110 Cypress Station Drive, Suite 117
Houston, TX 77090

Phone: (281) 880-4992
Fax: (281) 880-4996
TXchapter@scleroderma.org


 

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We now have TWO Houston area Support Groups: one in Deer Park for the Southeast side of Houston and the North Houston group meets at our new Texas Chapter office near I-45 and 1960.