Scleroderma Foundation, Greater Chicago Chapter
The Greater Chicago Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation provides support services for Scleroderma patients and their families. Our local Board of Directors, Medical Advisory Board and many volunteers assist us in our work.
We are a non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the state of Illinois. We function within our chapter area, which includes all of Illinois, Northern Indiana, Southern Wisconsin, and a small corner of Iowa.
Our Three-Fold Mission of Support, Education, and Research
Support: To help patients and their families cope with scleroderma through mutual support programs, peer counseling, physician referrals, and educational information.
Education: To promote public awareness and education through patient and health professional seminars, literature, and publicity campaigns.
Research: To stimulate and support research to improve treatment and ultimately find the cause of and cure for scleroderma and related diseases.