EOY 2018 Awareness items

Awareness Items are great gifts!
(800) 867-0885

Call the Tri-State office to order awareness items for your friends and family. Start the new year out spreading awareness of scleroderma!

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Keep an eye out!

2019 Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma websites will be launched in February Set your goals and start building your teams today!


Tri-State Support Groups

Find support that fits your lifestyle

Visit our support group web-page here  If you don’t find a support group to fit your lifestyle, consider starting one yourself!  We will help you all the way!

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Face The Cookie challenge

Nominate two or more people to complete the challenge, or ask them to donate at www.FaceTheCookie.org! 

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Missed an Educational Forum? You can still hear from the scleroderma experts.
The Tri-State Chapter offers an extensive resource library at www.SclerodermaVideo.com

Scleroderma: The Truth

This short film will help people better understand Scleroderma. Share it with friends and family.

Scleroderma: The Truth


About Us

Board of Directors 
Marc Krieger, President 
Rosemary Markoff, Treasurer 
Marilyn Sibley, Secretary

Suzy Ballantyne

Mary Contadino 
Carla Gage 
Estelle Randolph
Jonathan Schorr
Frederick Shaw 
Jeffery Toromoreno 

Mark and Helene Flapan

Medical Advisory Board Chair
Robert Spiera, M.D. 

Elana Bernstein, M.D.
Howard Blumstein, M.D. 

Avram Goldberg, M.D. 
Jessica Gordon, M.D. 
Barry L. Gruber, M.D. 
Charles P. Melone, Jr., M.D. 
Maria Luisa Padilla, M.D.  
Lee Shapiro, M.D.

Honorary Member
Harry Spiera, M.D.


Contact Information

Bruce R. Cowan, Executive Director

Scleroderma Foundation Tri-State, Inc. Chapter
59 Front Street
Binghamton, NY 13905
Phone: 607-723-2239
Toll-free: 800-867-0885
Fax: 607-723-2039


Kyle Mills, Fundraising Manager

Candice Snider, Operations Specialist



Tri-State Chapter

Welcome to the Scleroderma Foundation Tri-State Chapter website. We serve the states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

"Life is a journey, not a destination."  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why Are We Here?

Ignorance is not bliss when dealing with scleroderma! For most of us when we became ill, there was little or no real information that we could explore to ease our anxiety or educate ourselves. We had never heard of scleroderma and there were few in the medical community who knew much about it or how to treat us. Most of us felt scared, isolated, and totally in the dark.

Who Are We?

We are men and women who happen to have scleroderma and live in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut. Thousands of people live with scleroderma. Most of us, perhaps just like you, have found the world of scleroderma to be strange, and at times, scary. We have a vast array of medical problems due to scleroderma, and varying degrees of life experience dealing with those problems. Some of us are new to this world; others have been living with scleroderma in one form or another for 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, and yes, even 50 years or more. We are here for each other and for you.

Our Mission

The mission of the Scleroderma Foundation Tri-State Chapter is threefold:

  • To provide educational and emotional support to people with scleroderma and their families;
  • To stimulate and support research designed to identify the cause and cure of scleroderma as well as improve methods of treatment and;
  • To enhance the public’s awareness of this disease.





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2019 Walk web pages go live in February!
Some dates are tentative, check back for updates.

Walk Location Date  Registration Walk

Crossgates Mall

 June 2 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

Otsiningo Park

 June 2    9:00 am 10:00 am

The University of St. Joseph

 June 29   9:00 am 10:30 am 
Long Island

Wantagh Park

 June 23   9:00 am 10:30 am 

Riverside Park 96th St

 June 9   9:00 am 10:15 am

Vassar College

 June 15   9:00 am 10:15 am
Ridgefield Park  

Overpeck Park 

 June 8   9:00 am 10:30 am 

Seneca Park

 June 1   9:00 am 10:00 am

Waterfront Park

 June 23   9:00 am 10:30 am 


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