An Evening of Hope and Humanity

2021 Annual Fall Event will be October 23, 2021

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2020 Virtual Evening of Comedy and Connection

The 4th annual fall fundraising event went virtual in light of the current pandemic and the need for social distancing. Friends of the foundation came together for a Zoom event on November 14, 2020. The evening of comedy and entertainment featured a hilarious standup routine called "Comedy, Clocks and Casseroles" by Carole Deyoe. Carole inspired and reminded us that laughter is truly the best medicine!

2020.Virtual.Event.pngScleroderma patient Amy Gietzen was awarded the 2020 Ernie J. DuPont Award for her tireless efforts to advocate, support, and educate others on a local, state, and national level! 

Bruce Cowan, Scleroderma Foundation Tri-State Chapter executive director, was honored as the 2020 Louis  P. Renna Recognition Award for his outstanding efforts to advance education and research for scleroderma in order to help those struggling with this rare condition. 

The event also included an online auction, trivia, a musical act, an update on the exciting medical research for scleroderma and Degos disease treatments, and lots of laughter and fun! Thank you to our generous sponsors—Holistic Wealth, Law Firm of Alex Dell, Knapek Gabriele & Bottini, Marra's Pharmacy and the Albany Financial Group—and to everyone who participated! We hope to be back in person next year! Stay tuned.  

2019 Fall Dinner Fundraiser

The 2019 Fall Dinner raised more than $17,000!

U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko was the guest of honor at the 2019 dinner for his advocacy on behalf of patients and support medical research funding.

Steffens Scleroderma Foundation board member Celeste Freeman, OTR/L, CHT received the 2019 Ernie J. DuPont Award for her unparalleled commitment to patients.

Please join us for our 2021 Fall Gala.

Fill out the attached form and mail along with your payment to;

Steffens Scleroderma Foundation

P.O. Box 38037

Albany, NY 12203


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