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Welcome to the Delaware Valley Chapter Website!

Founded in 1988, our chapter serves eastern Pennsylvania, southern/central New Jersey and Delaware. Learn More »

To donate directly to the Delaware Valley Chapter, mail checks to:
385 Kings Highway North
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

COVID-19, Reviewed July 1, 2020: Read the most recent update from the Foundation's Medical & Scientific Advisory Board Leadership Committee regarding COVID-19 information and recommendations for individuals with scleroderma, including links to videos and resources. Read More



See our newest events: View Latest Events

Chapter Support Group Meetings

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Resources available to distribute to your doctors' offices. Contact the SFDV office for printed copies.
Chapter Brochure
Support Group Information Card

Social Services Guide
An in-depth compilation of social services in our territory (listed by state), what they provide and how to contact them:
National, NJ, PA, DE

Local Support Groups
Support Groups in our Territory: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware

The SFDV Is Here To Help

The Scleroderma Foundation Delaware Valley Chapter (SFDV) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the needs of people with Scleroderma in central/southern New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, and Delaware.


Our Mission

  • To help patients and their families cope with Scleroderma through mutual support programs, peer counseling, physician referrals, and educational information.
  • To promote public awareness and education through patient and health professional seminars, literature, and publicity campaigns.
  • To stimulate and support research to improve treatment and, ultimately, find the cause and cure of Scleroderma and related diseases.


Contact Information

Scleroderma Foundation Delaware Valley Chapter
385 Kings Highway North
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Toll-free Phone: 866-675-5545
Local Phone: 856-779-7225
Email: DVchapter@scleroderma.org

Board of Directors
Katie Higgins, President
Angie Crowl, Vice President
Lainie Blodgett, Secretary
Bill Cowan, Treasurer

Board Members
Dawn Batzel
Anetra Bey
Nishi Bhagat
Yvonne Collins
Brian Gardiner
Kathy Griffin
Matt Fingerman
Mindy Fingerman
Joan Forrer
Dr. Chelsea Lynn (Simenhoff) Shmuel 
Nancy Waltermire

Darek Raguza, Executive Director
Colleen Ferara, Support Group Manager
Sara Lemma, Event Coordinator

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Photo Gallery

Look through photo galleries from previous events held by our chapter.



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Watch videos pertaining to events held by our chapter and a few fun extras. 


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