November 2013 Kudos
Nov 07, 2013 03:00PM
Metroplex resident Matthew Kiselica has received the national Outstanding Volunteer Leadership Award from the National Psoriasis Foundation for his commitment to finding a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and his passion for improving the lives of 7.5 million Americans living with these chronic conditions.
A 13-year volunteer with the Psoriasis Foundation, Kiselica has had psoriasis for 28 years and psoriatic arthritis for 16 years. He is chair of the National Psoriasis Foundation Dallas/Ft. Worth Community Division, where he recruits and trains local volunteers in advocacy, fundraising and outreach to help the 500,000 greater Dallas residents with psoriatic diseases. He is active in theWalk to Cure Psoriasis in Dallas, raising vital funds for research to cure these diseases as a member of a walk team with teammates throughout the United States and Canada.
For more information or to register for the DFW Psoriasis Walk, call 800-723-9166 or visit Psoriasis.org.
Cigna, the health service company, is now the official sponsor of fitness programs at Klyde Warren Park, in downtown Dallas, that will help people stay active outdoors. An outdoor stage will be used for activities like yoga, t’ai chi and Zumba. Other activities on the park’s east lawn include badminton, ping pong and foosball. Cigna will also have a series of health coaches speak at the park throughout the year.
The Cigna deal is a two-year commitment funded by the Cigna Foundation. Cigna CEO David Cordani says, “The object is to have fun while staying active.” Klyde Warren Park is privately operated and managed by the nonprofit Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation.
For more information about volunteering or donations, call 214-716-4500 or visit KlydeWarrenPark.org.