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Sep 9

Written by: DIGA Blogger
9/9/2017 6:10 AM  RssIcon

National Psoriasis Foundation Events:

Events, organized by location, are listed below. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Kim Schleyer at and she will coordinate your involvement.


·      Chicago Division Board: “We are looking for dedicated volunteers who are interested in leadership opportunities to expand our mission throughout the Chicagoland area. We are currently looking to recruit our Development Chair who will work alongside our Division Chair in expanding our mission throughout Chicago. Additional volunteers needed in the areas of advocacy, join us for our Illinois Lobby Day and share your story, education and outreach, be a part of our development task team, help us build our special events, media and more. We meet quarterly in the downtown Chicago area.”

·      Team NPF Cycle in Chicago: “Become a volunteer on our Team NPF Cycle committee. We meet monthly. If you are interested in building awareness about psoriatic disease in our community.”

  • WHEN: Spring 2018
  • WHERE: Acquaviva Winery

·      Team NPF Walk in Chicago:

  • WHEN: Sunday September 17, 2017
  • WHERE: Burnham Park
  • WHAT: Become a volunteer on our Chicago walk committee.  We meet monthly in downtown Chicago. 

·      Chicago Marathon Charity Running Team:

  • WHEN: Sunday October 8, 2017
  • WHERE: Grant Park
  • WHAT: Volunteer to help with the event, serve on the local leadership committee and advocate for a cure



·      Be Joint Smart in Houston:

  • WHEN: Winter 2017 or Early Spring 2018 (rescheduled due to Hurricane Harvey)

·      Team NPF Walk in Houston:

  • WHEN: October 14, 2017
  • WHERE: Lynn Eusan Park (University of Houston)
  • WHAT: Family friendly 5K walk and community event dedicating to finding a cure for psoriatic disease

-San Antonio:

·      Team NPF Run in San Antonio:

  • WHEN: Saturday, December 2-3, 2017 with the San Antonio Rock n Roll Marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K and Kid Run


·      Team NPF Run in Austin:

  • WHEN: Sunday, February 18, 2018 with the Austin Marathon, half marathon & 5K

-North Texas:

·      Team NPF Cycle in North Texas:

  • WHEN: Spring 2018
  • WHERE: South Fork Ranch Dallas/Ft. Worth Metro
  • WHAT: Fun day of biking 10, 25 or 63 miles. Riders are asked to raise a minimum of $200 to fund finding a cure for psoriatic disease

·      Team NPF Walk in Dallas/Ft. Worth:

  • WHEN: November 4, 2017
  • WHERE: River Legacy Park (Arlington, Texas)


-South: Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties

·      Nothing scheduled


 Team NPF Walk in Tampa:
  • WHEN: Saturday, October 29, 2017
  • WHERE: Al Lopez Park
  • WHAT: Both a one-mile and 5K walk route available. Awards for the best team T-shirt and best team costume will be awarded during closing ceremonies.


·      Team NPF Walk in New York:

  • WHEN: Sunday, September 17, 2017
  • WHERE: New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY

BOSTON: Nothing scheduled


-Northern CA:

 Team NPF Walk in San Francisco
  •      WHEN: September 16, 2017
  •      WHERE: Justin Herman Plaza. Steuart Street and Market Street San Francisco, CA 94111


-Southern CA:

 Team NPF Walk in Los Angeles:
  • WHEN: Saturday, September 16, 2017
  • WHERE: 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. 1351 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401
 Team NPF Walk in Orange County:
  • WHEN: Saturday, October 28, 2017
  • WHERE: William R. Mason Regional Park. 187121 University Drive, Irvine, CA 92612
 Team NPF Walk in San Diego:
  • WHEN: October 28, 2017
  • WHERE: Mission Bay Park, Crown Point
 Team NPF Cycle in Coronado:
  •      WHEN: May 6, 2018
  •      WHERE: Silver Strand State Beach

PORTLAND: Nothing scheduled


 Team NPF: Marine Corps Marathon/10K
  • WHEN: Sunday, October 22, 2017
  • WHERE: Arlington, VA
  • WHAT: “Let’s log miles to find a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Join us, because finding a cure for these devastating diseases is not a sprint, it’s a marathon (or maybe a 10K).”
  • $500 fundraising minimum

Other ways to get involved:
  • Become a student ambassador: “Apply to be a Student Ambassador and represent the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) at your school. Help raise awareness of psoriatic diseases and the services the NPF offers. Provide support for people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in your town.”
  • Become a One to One mentor: “Help people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis cope with their condition by sharing what you have learned. Provide emotional support, practical advice and direct others to access to care resources. Help people living with psoriatic diseases develop goals for a healthier lifestyle. Training is provided.”
  • Advocate for better care for people with psoriatic disease: “Are you worried about the rising costs of medications for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis? Do you wish more research was being done to find a cure for psoriatic disease? You can do something about it. Join the movement to advocate for better access to care and increased federal funding to help the millions with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.”

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