Since 2015 I have been honored to be a part of the National Psoriasis Foundation as the Logistics Chairperson for the New York and New Jersey cycling events. I have a career in logistics, and a passion for cycling, and I luckily I found a great way to donate my time and help give back.
My involvement includes marking the event day bike course, helping with event set up and organization, and most important leading a group of Route Marshalls. These individual lead, and follow, each route to make sure all that participate stay on course and have a safe and successful day.
I was diagnosed with Psoriasis in 2009 and found that working with a foundation like this was incredibly humbling and rewarding for myself. My eyes were opened to a huge group of people who come together to raise awareness, raise research funds, and help support those effected by this immune mediated disease.
Not many people knew that I was dealing with this issue and sharing my story was quite empowering. When I reached out to family, friends, and colleagues, I was overwhelmed by the amount of support I received. I was able to achieve the level of Cure Champion in no time.
I am proud to keep growing my role and responsibilities, and looking forward to many more years with Team NPF.
- Joe Cincotta
Glen Head, NY
I had a great time at both the Cure Champions dinner and the cycling event. It was clear that the group valued my fundraising efforts and the contribution I was able to make to this important cause. And now I'm more aware of psoriasis and its impact on individuals. My steps to success?
1) Load my contacts into the website (cast a wide net)
2) Send out emails regularly (only slightly modified from the templates already available in the website); each email nets about four new donations (for me)
3) Recruit family and friends
- Steven L.
Del Mar, CA