Greater DC - Take ACTION for Psoriatic Disease

About Greater DC - Take ACTION for Psoriatic Disease

Take ACTION for Psoriatic Disease

October 29, 2023 | 11:00 AM​ | John Carlyle Square Park - Alexandria, VA
Take ACTION aims to brings the psoriatic disease community together to honor those living with psoriatic disease, connect with the community, and celebrate your accomplishments. 

The event is open to everyone from family members, friends, healthcare providers, community partners, corporate sponsors and supporters. The funds raised by this community will fund collaborative, transformational research, advocacy efforts and educational programs that help the more than 8 million people in America living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. 


How Does Take ACTION Work?

1. Take ACTION by registering to Fun-raise with a purpose

2. Form a team and recruit friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to join you

3. Encourage everyone to Take ACTION for Psoriatic Disease and fundraise

  • Share stories and fundraise on Social Media​
  • Ask for support via email/text message
  • Plan your own “Fun”draising event

4. Join the psoriatic disease community at Take ACTION-Fest, the campaign’s culmination, on October 29th at the John Carlyle Square ParkThis festival is for the whole NPF family and will include education, food, entertainment, vendor booths, an inspiring program and more!


Fundraising Milestones

To express our gratitude for your individual fundraising efforts, we have some exciting gifts for you! Raise $75, $150, $350, or $1,000+ to receive a gift at each milestone! Learn more about our Fundraising Thank You & Recognition Gifts.

Any teams that collectively raise $1,000 or more, will be considered a "Top Team"! These teams will receive a special event experience and recognition in NPF communications. Learn more about our Top Team Recognition here.

We need YOU to be the ACTION in Take Action!


Meet our 2023 Take ACTION Patient Ambassador, Austin Tolchin



I put it out there: I've been living with psoriasis and I'm fundraising. I put out a bunch of pictures of the way this disease was affecting me. One was just a picture of my face, and it's completely full of redness and sores and whatnot. People really came out and supported me. I think it was just about being real about it: This is what psoriasis is. This is what psoriasis looks like.

When I participated in my first National Psoriasis Foundation fundraising event, I got to meet a lot of the people that are involved with the NPF, and I realized this could really help me in my journey with psoriasis. And till this day it still has. Now I try to stay involved with NPF as much as I can. It's full of great people and great resources for anyone dealing with psoriasis. And supporting them is great if you're someone that's looking to help a good cause.


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