About Us

Finding Inspiration at Every Turn

We believe in the importance of community and empowerment for everyone living with scleroderma and their supporters while driving research that will lead to a better quality of life and ultimately a cure.

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Our Story

The Scleroderma Foundation of Greater Chicago has been serving the scleroderma community and fighting for a cure for more than 39 years. This cause is very personal for us. What started as a grassroots organization around one family's dining table has evolved into a multi-state organization and a national leader in both patient support and research funding.

 

Our team is deeply committed to our mission and has been a driving force in advancing the cause both locally and nationwide. With your help, we will continue to expand our services and make sure that everyone living with scleroderma feels empowered to live their best life, while we fight for a cure.


Meet our Team

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Stephanie Somers Gresh
Executive Director

Stephanie has been involved with the Scleroderma Foundation of Greater Chicago since 2009. When scleroderma affected her own family, she decided to start fundraising and help bring awareness to the disease. She remains deeply committed to the cause and continues looking for ways to improve the lives of all those living with scleroderma.

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Melissa Kuhr
Marketing & Events Manager

Melissa has been with the Scleroderma Foundation of Greater Chicago since 2017. She is passionate about serving our community and brings a positive attitude to everything she does. You will likely see her at our next fundraising event, sweating the details and making sure everything is a success.

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Our team also includes countless volunteers that help us achieve our mission! We are so grateful for all of you!

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Our Partners

We collaborate with various organizations to innovate and provide the best possible services to our community.  

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