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We are based in Denver, Colorado. You are not alone, so please feel free to contact us.
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Chapter Support Group Meetings

Scleroderma Support Group Hand in Hand

Chapter support group meetings are held regularly in Denver, Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Loveland. Scleroderma patients, their caregivers, family and friends are welcome. Meetings are educational and a great opportunity to meet others living with scleroderma who understand what you are going through. You are not alone!

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Stepping Out in June!

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Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma walks take place all across the country in June. Join us in Colorado on: 

Sunday, June 10 at Fort Collins City Park or
Saturday, June 16 at Centennial Center Park 

Be a part of discovering a cure for scleroderma! Bring your family and friends - the walks include fun activities for all ages!


Betsy Craig is Unstoppable


In her new book Unstoppable: A Recipe for Success in Life and Business, author Betsy Craig shares a roadmap to conquer life’s challenges gained through her journey with scleroderma. 

Over the past 30 years, Betsy has lived by a set of ten guiding principles that are the key ingredients in her recipe for success. Filled with honest stories, humor, and practical advice, Unstoppable provides you the courage and inspiration to be happier and less stressed, and the tools to be able to work through situations easier.   

"When scleroderma hit me and knocked me down, I was determined to not let my disease define me," said Betsy. "The lessons I share in my book gave me the strength to get up.“ 

A portion of the proceeds from the sales of Unstoppable will be donated to the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation. Unstoppable is available for pre-order as an e-book and paperback on platforms such as Amazon, Kindle, Nook, and iBooks. For more information, visit betsycraig.comBetsy will be on hand at both the Stepping Out walks above to sign her book for you!


UCHealth Enrolling Patients for Clinical Trials

Clinical trials offer patients the opportunity to be involved in new treatments. The Scleroderma Center at UCHealth, Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora is now enrolling patients for several clinical trial:


Save the Dates for Patient Education

Save the dates! More information coming soon for...

Kids Get Scleroderma Too - October 26-27, 2018, Children's Hospital, Aurora, CO. An educational (and fun!) program for teens and children with scleroderma, their parents and siblings. 

8th Annual Patient Education Day - October 28, 2018, UCHealth - Bruce Schroffel Conference Center, Aurora, CO. Featuring sessions presented by scleroderma experts from the UCHealth Scleroderma Clinic and more.


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About Us

Board of Directors

Gloria Jara Price, President
Marcy Thompson, Treasurer

Contact Information

Scleroderma Foundation
    Rocky Mountain Chapter
2280 S. Albion Street
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: 303-806-6686
Email: cochapter@scleroderma.org

Cyndy Besselievre, Executive Director


Board Members

Sandee Maas

Medical Advisory Board

Aryeh Fischer, MD, Rheumatologist
University of Colorado Health-Anschutz Campus

Todd Bull, MD, Pulmonologist
University of Colorado Health-Anschutz Campus

Brett Fenster, MD, Cardiologist
National Jewish Health

Kristin Kilbourn, PhD, MPH, Psychologist
University of Colorado Denver

Jason Kolfenbach, MD, Rheumatologist
University of Colorado Health-Anschutz Campus

Michelle MacDonald, MS, RD Clinical Dietitian
National Jewish Health

Paul Menard-Katcher, MD, Gastroenterologist
University of Colorado Health-Anschutz Campus

Katharine Moore, MD, Pediatrics
Children's Hospital Colorado 


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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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