NPF Releases 2 Films Starring Patients With PsA


The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) has released the Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) Awareness Project as a part of PsA Action Month, in collaboration with Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. The PsA Awareness Project is a set of films that feature the stories of Jennifer Pellegrin and Shirley Wallace, patients with PsA, and highlights the importance of receiving optimal care.

“We are excited to release these films during PsA Action Month, as the theme is ‘Live, Work, and Play with PsA’,” said Leah Howard, JD, chief operating officer of NPF. “There is no better way to drive awareness and support others living with PsA than to work with the psoriatic disease community and share stories that create real connections among those living with PsA.”

In May 2017, the NPF asked patients or caregivers of individuals living with PsA to submit stories for the project. Out of 27 stories, 4 finalists were selected and voted on by the PsA community. Ms Pellegrin and Ms Wallace were nominated to be featured in films designed by LampLit Productions and McCory and Meyer, production companies involved with the Tongal creative community.

The films were created as an innovative and intimate approach to discussing PsA in a way that would resonate with others living with the disease. To view the films and learn more about the PsA Awareness Project, please visit