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Research and Awareness Bills have been introduced in both the House (HR 1429) and Senate (S 1239) 

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Stepping Out 2014

Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma 2014

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What is scleroderma?
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Newsletter Vol. 1 2014

About Us

Contact Information

Chapter Contacts
Jay Peak, Executive Director

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

Jay Peak, Executive Director
Alex Matich, Director of Development
Mary Beth Bobik Kadylak, Director of Patient Education & Support
Jocelyn Bailey, Communications Manager 

2012 Financial Information

2012 Annual Report

2012 Scleroderma Foundation, Tri-State Chapter Audited Financials

2012 IRS Form 990

2011 Financial Information

2011 Annual Report

2011 Scleroderma Foundation, Tri -State Chapter Audited Financials

2011 IRS Form 990

Board of Directors


Jeff Mace, Co-President
Bruce Cowan, Co-President
Marc Krieger, Vice President 
Rosemary Markoff, Treasurer 
June Bender, Secretary

Suzy Ballantyne
Maryann Caliri
Emily Chillino
Gerry Kirschner
Estelle Randolph
Fred Shaw 
Marilyn Sibley
Debra Signorelli 

Mark and Helene Flapan


Medical Advisory Board

Harry Spiera, M.D.
Robert Spiera, 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.
Naomi F. Rothfield, M.D.
Lee Shapiro, M.D.

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, Inc. Chapter is three fold:

  • 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.






Educational and Research Forums 2014



April 12, 2014 Hospital for Special Surgery
535 E 70th St. New York, NY 10021
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May 4, 2014 Hofstra University
1000 Fulton Ave Hempstead, New York 11550
June 6, 2014  Yale University
141 Frontage Rd., Bldg. B25Orange, CT 06477
August 9, 2014

Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital 
621 10th St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301

September 13, 2014 Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
106 New Scotland AveAlbany, NY 12208
September 27, 2014 Norwich, CT
Location TBD
October 11, 2014 African American Health Awareness Day
Rochester Airport Marriott
1890 Ridge Rd. W Rochester, NY 14615
October 25, 2014 Rutger’s University
56 College Ave New Brunswick, New Jersey
November 23, 2014 HSS Research Forum
Hospital for Special Surgery
535 E 70th St. New York, NY 10021


Stepping Out 2014

2013 Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma

Walk Location Date Registration Walk
Albany  Crossgates Mall  June 1  6:30 pm  7:30 pm
Binghamton  Otsiningo Park June 1   9:00 am  10:00 am
Buffalo  Eastern Hills Mall  June 21  10:00 am  11:00 am
Hartford  Blue Back Square  June 14  9:00 am  10:15 am
Long Island  Wantagh Park  June 1  9:00 am  10:30 am
Manhattan  Riverside Park at 96th St  June 15  9:00 am  10:00 am
Plattsburgh  Beekmantown Town Hall Park  June 8  9:00 am  10:15 am
Poughkeepsie  Vassar College  June 21  9:00 am  10:15 am
Ridgefield Park  Overpeck Park   June 8  9:00 am  10:15 am
Rochester  Seneca Park  June 7  9:00 am  10:00 am
Stamford  Westhill High School  June 22  9:00 am  10:00 am
Syracuse  Onondaga Lake Park  June 8  9:00 am  10:00 am




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