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COVID-19 UPDATE, March 30, 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



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*March 19th Announcement*

With the health and well-being of our community always our top priority, the Northwest Chapter is postponing the in-person Black, White & Teal Gala event scheduled for May 30th in Seattle.

We are currently working on plans for a creative online fundraiser in lieu of the gala. We will have more details about how and when that will take place as plans are made.

As many of you know our annual dinner and auction is our biggest fundraiser of the year. As we continue in these unpredictable times we hope you will consider making a donation (www.scleroderma.org/NorthwestDonate), if possible, so we can continue supporting patients and families in our community, and maintain the forward momentum in advances in research for a cure. We have also decided to change our June 6th Spokane Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Walk event to a virtual walk. The Support Group Leaders training retreat scheduled for May has been postponed till next year. We will be offering online training material and resources for support groups to meet remotely. Please visit our website for links and updated information.

Please keep an eye out for future announcements from our chapter. We wish you and your family the best, and please reach out to us if we can help out in anyway.

Join our region in supporting non-profits on May 5th and 6th, 2020 and make a donation to support our chapter's mission!

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Annual Auction & Dinner - Black, White & Teal Gala


"Online Auction Event TBD"

To view items, click HERE

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Spokane Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Walk/Fun Run

Saturday June 6, 2020

The Spokane Walk is going Virtual! Sign up and join or create a team, then around the date of the event, walk your neighborhood in teal and post on social media!

Register and create/join a team here: www.Scleroderma.org/SteppingOutSpokane



Scleroderma Foundation Day with the Seattle Mariners!

Saturday June 20, 2020 @ 1:10pm

Click HERE to buy tickets and support our chapter at the same time!

Seattle Mariners vs. Kansas City Royals 
T-Moblie Park, Seattle, WA

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Same Day

June 20th 6-10pm

Light the Wheel in Teal @ The Seattle Great Wheel!

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National Patient Education Conference

To protect the health of individuals who have scleroderma, the Scleroderma Foundation has cancelled its 2020 National Patient Education Conference scheduled to take place July 17-19 in Bellevue, Washington.  The conference will return to Bellevue in 2022.  Read more.


Western WA Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma 5k Walk/10k Run

Saturday August 22, 2020

10am Start (9am check-in)

Willis Tucker Community Park, Snohomish, WA

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When you shop at Fred Meyer you can Earn Donations for the Northwest 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 Northwest Chapter:  

  • Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the Scleroderma Foundation Northwest Chapter at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. It's easy!
  • You can search for us by our name, Scleroderma Foundation Northwest Chapter either by name or by our Non-Profit Organization number: WA063
  • Every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you will be helping the Northwest 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.  


The Scleroderma Foundation Northwest Chapter encompasses Washington and Idaho.
Click here to contact the Oregon Chapter.


About Us

Board of Directors
Krista Chambers, President
Cyndi Whelpley, Vice President
Ken Moninski, Treasurer
John Blum, Secretary
Shelley Van Pelt, Medical/Education Outreach Coordinator
Jamie Gerity, Support Group Coordinator
Dee Burlile, Idaho Liaison
Marcia Walker
Kim Amandus
Traci Rodgers



Contact Information

Chapter Contact: Jeremy Harrison-Smith, Executive Director

Northwest Chapter
P.O. Box 730
Clear Lake, WA 98235

Phone: 206-285-9822
Email: jharrisonsmith@scleroderma.org

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