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Upcoming Fundraisers

2018 Scleroderma Walks:

Saturday, October 6, 2018:  Dallas/Fort Worth's "Stomp Out Scleroderma" 5K Fun Run

  • Location:   Music City Mall (formerly Vista Ridge Mall)
    2401 S. Stemmons Fwy
    Lewisville, TX  75067
  • Event time:   10:00 a.m. 
  • Registration: 8:30 a.m. (Pre-register or sign up as a "virtual walker" and start raising funds early by visiting www.scleroderma.org/dfwwalk)
  • Raffle begins: 9:00 a.m.  (Tickets available for purchase to enter drawings for great prizes)
  • For more details and to ask questions, like and/or share, please visit our DFW WALK FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE.


September 20th:  San Antonio's "Painting with a Purpose" 

Save the date San Antonio!  Join the Texas Chapter for a day of fun at Painting with a Twist as we "Paint with a Purpose" to raise funds for Scleroderma support, research, and education.  For more information, please visit our FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE.

Coming Fall of 2018:  Funds2Orgs Shoe Drive

Start saving your shoes, Texas!  Join the TBC in helping organize a Funds2Orgs shoe drive in your community.  [...read more here]

 


 

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!


"Stomp Out Scleroderma" Art Contest:

Submit your original art for our NEW 2018 Slogan Contest for the Texas Bluebonnet Chapter and have your work featured in future sponsorship packages!

RULES TO APPLY:

1.  Anyone can enter his/her drawing or art:  Children, adults, patients, caregivers, family, and friends are all encouraged to submit.

2.  All art work/drawing submission MUST CONTAIN the words "Stomp Out Scleroderma".  

3.  You may use any Texas related images in your submission:  Boots, Texas state shape, bluebonnets, cowboys/girls, etc. 

4.  Must be your ORIGINAL ART:  drawings, illustrations, paintings.  Images from outside sources will not be accepted. 

5.  You accept that by submitting an art piece, you are giving the Scleroderma Foundation permission to post your piece on social media (with attribution), and/or to be used in any future promotion(s).  

6.  Submit a picture of your art, including a good contact name, phone number, and email address, to txchapter@scleroderma.org.

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


Patient Education Events:

There are no patient education events scheduled at this time.  

Please check back or follow us on Facebook.

Advocacy:

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

Join us in celebrating 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<<<

There are some IMPORTANT changes in the works for our Greater Houston Support Group! 

If you live in the Houston area and currently attend, or plan to attend, meeting, this message is for YOU...

Vist our Support Groups Home Page to read more about the upcoming changes, when they are scheduled to take place, and how our upcoming split will effect 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

 


 

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. 

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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