Team NPF Walk in Chicago

Join us on October 4, 2015

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Thank you for your participation and committment to making our 2015 TEAM NPF Walk in Chicago a success. We could not do this without your support!

If you would like to particpate and volunteer on our Chicago Walk Committee or learn about volunteering on our Chicago Division Board please contact Deborah Barnard at


Event details-Sunday October 4, 2015-Burnham Park

9:00 a.m. On-site Registration/Check-in Opens
10:00-10:30 a.m. Walk begins at Lake Front Trail along beautiful Lake Michigan.

Burnham Park - LAKE SHORE DRIVE SOUTH TO 39TH STREET (OAKWOOD BLVD.) EXIT-1 exit south of 31st Street Exit.  

This walk is pet friendly. Parking is available at onsite parking lot and additional street parking will be available the day of event along Lake Park Avenue just west of the park.  Participate in our first Dress Your Pet contest, take a chance to win one of these great prizes...autographed Chicago Blackhawks items, BeatsBy Dre Headphones, Beats Bluetooth Speakers and more...


Join us as we FUNDRAISE for a CURE!!  TEAM NPF WALK in Chicago is the largest event in Illinois dedicated to those living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Join us for a day of family friendly activities as we raise funds for research that will lead us to a cure for psoriatic diseases. *Registration for this event is free, however a donation is required for each participant to gain entry on Walk Day. Your donation will help us maximize our impact on the community through research and free educational initiatives.  

Did you know that if you donate $68.00 it represents the year 1968, when the National Psoriasis Foundation was founded. If you donate $207.00 it represents the $2.07 million invested in research in 2013. If you donate $400.00 it represents the 4,000 webinar viewers learning more about their disease.  If you donate $750.00 it represents the 7.5 million Americans living with psoriatic disease.

Meet our Honoray Medical Chair, Dr. Amy Paller, MD and hear the latest updates on treatment for psoriatic disease. To learn more about Dr. Paller and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine/Department of Dermatology  please click on her highlighted name. 

Meet our Team NPF Chicago Walk Chair, Abby Alconcher 

Want to be a Psoriatic Psuperheroes:

What’s that up in the sky? It’s a bird! No, it’s a plane! No – it’s you, our Psoriatic Psuperhero! If you are living with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis, let us make a fuss over you at the Team NPF event in your area. In honor of your efforts to live well with psoriatic disease all Psuperheroes will receive a limited-edition T-shirt and other special benefits on event day. 


Meet the 2015 Team NPF Chicago Youth Ambassador/Co-Chair of the incredi-BOWLS team fundriaser, Molly ShacterHi, my name is Molly Shacter. I am 15 years old and in 10th grade at Krop Senior High School. I am in the Art Magnet Program and enjoy art, music, and spending time with friends and family. I have been touched by psoriasis because two of my cousins have psoriatic arthritis.  I have seen the debilitating effects this disease has on my cousins and I was inspired by their involvement and dedication to the National Psoriasis Foundation.  I have participated in all of the NPF walks in  Aventura and I am excited to continue my involvement with this worthy organization.  Please help us find a cure for this disease.

Meet the 2015 Zachariah Geduld Team NPF Chicago Youth Ambassador/Co-Chair of the incredi-BOWLS team fundriaser. Hi my name is Zachraiah Geduld.  I am 16 years old in 10th grade at Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High.  I am interested in mathematics and science and I am a Lifeguard.  I am currently an active member of Future Medical Professionals because I want to be a Surgeon.  I am a math peer tutor for Mu Alpha Theta because I enjoy helping people. This passion of helping people has led me to want to help spread the word to educate people about psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and eventually find a cure for this disease.


Meet our 2015 Youth Ambassadors - Kellen & JoJo VaughnKellen  is  6 years old boy and has lived with psoriasis for the last year. Kellen thinks it’s important for grown-ups and kids to know about psoriasis so they won't be scared to play with him and think they will catch it! Kellen wants other kids with psoriasis to know that it's not scary doing light treatment and that you have to be brave. Meet Kellen's sister JoJo who  is 4 years old and has psoriasis.  JoJo feels the walk is important because it will help us find a cure for psoriasis.  JoJo says psoriasis hurts and can make you bleed sometimes and when it is in your hair is itches very much. .  Please help us make a difference in the lives of those with psoriatic disease by joining my team or starting your own team.  Help us so we can have better treatments and one day a cure.

Meet 2015 Youth Ambassador Lena Oslund  - Hi, I’m Lena Oslund and I’m 12 years old and in 7th grade. I have had psoriasis since I was in first grade. I have been raising awareness about psoriasis by writing a book about psoriasis that won an award, and I participated in a video and community panel on bullying in schools. I started raising awareness because when I first was diagnosed with psoriasis, people would say it was chicken pox and were afraid they would catch it. I want people without psoriasis to know they can’t catch it, and I also want people with psoriasis to know that there are a lot of good treatments to try. 

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