Walk to Cure Psoriasis Chicago
Event Start Time: 10/05/2013 - 10:00am
Walk to Cure Psoriasis Chicago – Soldier Field – Great Lawn
Saturday October 5, 2013
Registration 8:30 AM
Walk is at 10:00AM
There is no registration fee. There will be food, live entertainment, kid’s tent and fun for the entire family.
Receive a Day of event tee shirt a minimum donation of $100.00
Help those living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis look forward to longer, healthier lives. Your donation will fund important research to find a cure by joining others in the Chicago community to make a difference in the lives of people affected by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
In 2006, the National Psoriasis Foundation launched the Walk to Cure Psoriasis program. The event was so successful it grew into a national program to raise money to fund research to find a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and eliminate their devastating effects.
Our goal is to make the Walk to Cure Psoriasis Chicago 2013 one of the best events. We can accomplish this by your participation as a walk participant, forming a team or becoming a sponsor or a vendor. Every dollar counts to support psoriatic research that will provide better treatments and one day cure.
Psoriasis is the most prevalent of all autoimmune diseases. People affected by psoriasis are at an elevated risk for cardiovascular disease, Crohn's disease, and other inflammatory diseases. People with psoriasis often face discrimination and embarrassment because others mistakenly fear the condition is contagious. Through our Walk to Cure Psoriasis, we are building understanding about the disease at the community level while raising funds to support research that will one day lead to a cure. The more people know about psoriasis—that it’s chronic, common and not contagious—the better the quality of life for people with the disease.
The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is a non-profit, voluntary health agency dedicated to finding a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and eliminating their devastating effects through research, advocacy and education. Founded in 1968, the Psoriasis Foundation has evolved to become the leading patient advocacy group for the 7.5 million Americans living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. As emerging research continues to demonstrate the serious, systemic effects of these chronic autoimmune diseases, our highest priority is to find a cure.
Psoriasis isn’t contagious, but awareness is.