Good afternoon! I am excited to be attending my first New York City Division meeting of the National Psoriasis Foundation tonight https://www.psoriasis.org/. I am affiliated with the Foundation as a volunteer mentor and try to participate in the New York Walk to Cure Psoriasis when I am well. I was recently asked to participate in Division meetings and am looking forward to meeting other patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. I find volunteering to be a fulfilling way of giving back. I am grateful for my NPF mentor, as she was such a help to me when I was newly diagnosed and was frightened about my future with psoriatic arthritis. Helping others keeps me from dwelling on my own struggles with this disease.