An Evening of Hope and Humanity

8th Annual Fall Event:
Creating Art in Spite of Adversity 

Join us as we showcase artwork for amazing patients living with Scleroderma and Degos Disease.  The night will be filled with Food, Music, Silent Auction and so much more!

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023 

Time: 6:00pm ET

Location: River Stone Manor 1437 Amsterdam Rd. Schenectady, NY 12302

Please see RSVP for more information or questions please contact

2021 Annual Fall Event was October 23, 2021

Thank you to all who attended our 2021 Annual Fall Event.  It was fantastic to be together in the same room once again.   We had a spectacular night with games, silent auctions and music.  The River Stone Manor prepared a lovely meal for all.  We honored Linda and Peter Meenan with the Ernie J. DuPont Award, Jeffrey Brewer with the Louis P. Renna Award, and Samantha Sattler with the first-ever Sister Mary Rose Noonan award.
And many thanks to all those who donated.  Your support is greatly appreciated!


Holistic Wealth

Albany Financial Group

Frank J. Privitera, Fenimore Asset Management

Cooper, Erving, and Savage 

Joseph and Lynne Chapman

Gialanella Family Dentistry

And many other wonderful individuals

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 Carla Gage, President                          Jeffrey Brewer receives the Louis P. Renna Award     

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Peter and Linda Meenan receive the Ernie J. DuPont Award to a standing ovation!!

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Dr. Lee Shapiro and Mary Rose Noonan presented

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the first Sister Mary Rose Noonan award to                             Celeste Freeman, Michelle Morgan & Steve Rosenblum  Samantha Sattler

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Games and Entertainment!

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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.



We Hope You'll Join Us!

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