NPF In Your Area: Northern California Division

Psoriasis can be painful, disabling, uncomfortable and embarrassing. Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis impact the lives of approximately 351,000 people in Northern California have psoriasis and up to 115,000 have psoriatic arthritis. For these Californians 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 Northern California Division is to improve the quality of life for our patients 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.

MARCH ANNOUCEMENTS 

TEAM NPF CYCLE IN NAPA

Register. Start a team. Raise critical funds. Have a wheel good time!
Saturday, June 18, 2016

You’ll have a wheel good time raising funds for a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis! Two great routes to choose from (20 miles or 60 miles), both include rest stops, SAG vehicles and bike mechanics.  Upon completing your ride, enjoy lunch, wine tasting and live music as we celebrate your accomplishments and success towards finding a cure for psoriatic disease.

Register today at: www.teamnpf.org/napacycle     

THE FDA WANTS TO HEAR YOUR STORY

Patient-Focused Drug Development meeting on Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Food & Drug Administration is holding a public meeting to hear directly from you about your disease and treatments. This is a rare opportunity to talk about what it is like to live with psoriatic disease and how current and new therapies impact our community.

Register today at: www.psoriasis.org/fda-day  

MORE THAN SKIN DEEP

Free Event: Fitting It All Together
Saturday, March 19, 2016, 9:30am-1:00pm
Courtyard Marriott, Sacramento

Guest Speakers:
Samuel Hwang, M.D., Ph.D.
Emanual Maverakis, M.D.
UC Davis Health System, Dept. of Dermatology

This annual event features:

  • Leading dermatology experts presenting strategies for managing different types of psoriatic disease, current and upcoming treatment options, latest research and what it means for you
  • Stories from local people living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis
  • Exhibits, Q&A session and a social hour

Register today at: www.psoriasis.org/mtsd/sacramento

*Questions? Call 800-723-9166, option 1 or email education@psoriasis.org.

CALIFORNIA LOBBY DAY

April 3-4, 2016   Sacramento, CA

Join us for the chance to meet with your California legislators and learn how to advocate for issues that can ensure California patients have access to optimal care and life-changing medication.

Register Online and book your hotel at: casummit.kintera.org

*Please make note on the registration form that you are a psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis patient.
**Contact Amy Prentice at
aprentice@psoriasis.org for more information

PAID PSORIASIS STUDY ON THE MICROBIOME

Curious about the connection between your gut and skin/joints?

The University of California, San Francisco, Department of Dermatology is seeking adults with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis to participate in a research study examining the role of diet, gastrointestinal inflammation, and the microbiome in psoriatic disease. Participants will visit with a gastroenterologist (2 hrs) and undergo endoscopy to evaluate their lower intestines. Participants are paid $190 for completing the study.

For more information, email psoriasis@ucsf.edu or call (818) 671-1996

BE A VOLUNTEER

Help improve the lives of people affected by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis by working on local projects, planning events, or leading our community division.

Fill out a volunteer interest form to get started

NOTES

In Sonia Kalil’s absence over the next few months, please contact our Cycle Coordinator, Lea Berhane at lberhane@psoriasis.org or Division Chair, Kat Mulingtapang at kat.sfpsoriasis@gmail.com

 

Make a Donation

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

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Contact Us

 

Sonia Kalil
Associate Director of Field Operations
skalil@psoriasis.org
(503) 546-5554 

Lea Berhane
Endurance & Cycle Events 
lberhane@psoriasis.org
(503) 546-5566

Northern California Division
P.O. Box 71271
Oakland, CA 94619
800-723-9166
norcal@psoriasis.org

 

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