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


Fall 2016 - date to be announced  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

TEAM NPF WALK Naperville

Fall 2016 - date to be announced at Naperville Riverwalk

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

Chicago Martathon Charity Running Team

Are you a runner?  We are now recruiting for our 2016 Chicago Marathon Charity Running Team.   Limited spots available, for application information please contact Deborah Barnard at  

We're looking for dedicated volunteers to help with events, 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

Community Development Manager
Midwestern Region
800-723-9166, ext. 410

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