Scleroderma Foundation Greater Chicago Chapter

Information and inspiration for scleroderma patients and caregivers. Serving people in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana.

Knock Out Scleroderma!

Many brave souls made their way to UFC Gym on May 21, 2016 for an action-packed morning of boxing at the 2nd annual Knock Out Scleroderma! The McCaffrey family started this … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

How Exercise Can Change Your Life: One Patient’s Inspiring Journey and Practical Tips for Everyone

Christina Montalvo is a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Nutrition Coach. She met Marie, a scleroderma patient, almost four years ago at a local gym and started focusing on improving Marie’s … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

VIDEO: Progress in Diagnosis and Management of Scleroderma Lung Disease

  Watch John Varga, MD speak at the Scleroderma Patient Education Conference on October 10, 2015. The video highlights important details about current treatments, the importance of accurate diagnosis and … Continue reading

February 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

VIDEO: Management of the Skin in Scleroderma

Lauren Graham, MD, PhD, from the Northwestern Department of Dermatology joined us in October to discuss ways to manage the skin in scleroderma patients. Topics included treatment of telangiectasia using … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Spotlight: Britney Helm, Support Group Leader, Milwaukee

Recently we interviewed Britney Helm, one of our new support group leaders! She’s excited to be starting a group in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and invites you to get involved. If you are … Continue reading

January 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Gaining Weight with Scleroderma

Q: My doctor wants me to gain weight but Ensure and Boost give me diarrhea. How else can I add calories? A: Gaining weight can be difficult for patients, especially … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Preparing for a Doctor Appointment

Patients that have been diagnosed with scleroderma often have many questions regarding how to prepare for their doctor appointments. Common questions include: how to have multiple physicians talk to each … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thriving with Scleroderma

Lisa Helfand shared her personal journey at the Spring 2015 Scleroderma Patient Education Conference, with a presentation titled “Thriving with Scleroderma.” In case you missed it, the inspirational video is posted … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Scleroderma walk season is upon us!

Looking for a fun way to keep active this summer and enjoy the beautiful weather outdoors? It’s walk season! Come participate in a Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma walk and … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Spotlight: Franny Kaplan, Support Group Leader, Highland Park

Recently we interviewed Franny Kaplan, our newest support group leader! She’s excited to be starting a group on the North Shore of Chicago, in Highland Park, IL and invites you to … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · 1 Comment