NPF In Your Area: Chicago Division

Painful, disabling, uncomfortable and embarrassing: Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis impact the lives of millions of Americans. Approximately 70,000 people in Chicago have psoriasis and up to 21,000 have psoriatic arthritis. For these Chicagoans and everyone else across the U.S. struggling with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, we must find a cure.

The priority of the National Psoriasis Foundation Chicago Division is to give people the information and services they need to take control of their psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis, while increasing research to find a cure. If you or someone you love is affected by psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, join us to stop these devastating diseases.

Get Involved

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 along side our Division Chair in expanding our mission throughout Chicago.   Addtional volunteers needed in the areas of  advocacy, join us for our Ilinois Lobby Day and share your story, education and outreach, participate at our upcoming More Than Skin Deep free education event on May 14th at Hotel Palomar, be a part of our development task team, help us build our special events, media and more. We meet monthly in the downtown Chicago area. For more information on how you can particpate contact Deborah Barnard at

New Treatments for Psoriasis 

Tuesday April 27, 2017 at Soderstrom Skin Institute

Join us for dinner and a presentation. The National Psoriasis Foundation speaker Michael Bukhalo, M.D. will be presenting: New Treatments for Psoriasis at the Soderstrom Skin Institute's Peoria location. RSVP by April 26th to 309-674-7546 ext.11240. Click here for more information.

Team NPF Cycle in Chicago

Sunday June 4, 2017 at Acquaviva Winery

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 please contact Anika Allen at

Team NPF Walk in Chicago

Sunday September 17, 2017 at Burnham Park

Become a volunteer on our Chicago walk committee.  We meet monthly in downtown Chicago. If you are interested in building awarenss about psoriatic disease in our community please contact Deborah Barnard at

Chicago Marathon Charity Running Team

Sunday October 8, 2017 at Grant Park

Please contact Anika Allen at to volunteer to help with the event, serve on our local leadership committee, and advocate for a cure.

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Make a Donation

Support the Chicago Division with a donation. Your generosity will help us improve the lives of the thousands of Chicagoans living with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis.

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Contact Us

Deborah Barnard
Associate Director of Field Operations
800-723-9166, ext. 410

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