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Find Support in Your Area

Is there a group in your community?  Visit our support group web-page here  If you don’t find one close to you, consider starting one yourself!  We will help you all the way!

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Tri-State Accomplishments for 2016!

please consider making an investment in the Tri-State Chapter this year with a meaningful donation. Click here for more information.


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Educate Yourself

Find streaming videos of our educational programs all in one place. Sclerodermavideo.com

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SHARE YOUR WALK PHOTOS WITH THE TRI-STATE CHAPTER! You can find a link to upload them by clicking the walk logo on the left.

If you are interested in becoming sponsors for any of our events, please contact our Fundraising Manager, Kyle Mills at KMills@SclerodermaTriState.org or 800-867-0885

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Missed a 2016 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 film short will help people understand Scleroderma. Also, help patients know there are people going through the same thing and know there is help.

Click here to watch


About Us

Board of Directors 


Marc Krieger, President 
Rosemary Markoff, Treasurer 
Marilyn Sibley, Secretary

Suzy Ballantyne

Mary Contadino 
Carla Gage 
Estelle Randolph
Frederick Shaw 
Jeffery Toromoreno 

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.  
Lee Shapiro, M.D.


Contact Information

Bruce R. Cowan, Executive Director -bcowan@sclerodermatristate.org

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


Mary Beth Bobik Kadylak, Director of Patient Education & Support 

Marylouise Doyle, Communications Manager


Fundraising Managers:
Mallory Evans, mevans@sclerodermatristate.org 
Kyle Mills, kmills@sclerodermatristate.org

Candice Snider, Operations Specialist

2015 Financial Information

2015 Scleroderma Foundation, Tri-State Chapter Audited Financials

2015 IRS Form 990



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 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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2017 Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma

Businesses and corporations that are interested in becoming sponsors for this event, please
contact our Fundraising Manager, Kyle Mills at KMills@SclerodermaTriState.org
or 800-867-0885 
Walk Location Date  Registration Walk

Crossgates Mall
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June 4 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

Otsiningo Park
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June 4    9:00 am 10:00 am
Buffalo Eastern Hills Mall
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June 3   10:00 am 11:00 am 
Hartford University of St. Joseph
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June 10   9:00 am 10:30 am 
Long Island Wantagh Park
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June 4   9:00 am 10:30 am 
Manhattan Riverside Park at 96th St
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June 11   9:00 am 10:15 am
Poughkeepsie Vassar College
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June 17   9:00 am 10:15 am
Ridgefield Park   Overpeck Park
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June 11   9:00 am 10:30 am 
Rochester Seneca Park
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June 3   9:00 am 10:00 am
Staten Island Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk & Beach
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June 25   9:00 am 10:30 am
Syracuse Onondaga Lake Park
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June 11   9:00 am 10:00 am 
& Stamford
Irvington Union Free High School
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June 11   9:00 am 10:30 am 

2017 Educational and Research Forums



April 29, 2017
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
Richard L. Menschel Education Center
Second Floor 
 August 19, 2017  Daemen College
4380 Main Street
Amherst, NY 14226 
September 16, 2017    The Bone & Joint Center
1367 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12206
September 30, 2017 UCONN Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
October 14, 2017  Rochester Educational Opportunity Center
161 Chestnut Street
Rochester, NY 14604 
October 22, 2017 Rutgers University Student Center
126 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Graduate Student Lounge 
November 19, 2017

Annual Research Forum
Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
Richard L. Menschel Education Center
Second Floor

December 9, 2017
Mt. Sinai Beth Israel
Ambulatory Surgery Center
10 Union Square E.
New York, NY 10003 



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