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Family Fun Day
PsoriasisNL will be hosting a Family Fun Day on Sunday October 28th at St. Pat's Bowling (45 Blackmarsh Road) from 3-5pm. We'll have free bowling, refreshments, prizes, face painting and more. Open to the public. We'd love to see members of our community who live with Pso or PsA whether it affects them directly or they have a loved one who lives with it.

At this event we will also be announcing the details of our new Psoriasis Support Group. This will be a regular meeting aimed at creating a community for those living with Psoriasis or Psoriatic Arthritis. We want to actively help our community deal with these difficult diseases.

These meetings will be a place to discuss everything from the tricks folks have learned about living and dealing with Pso and PsA, to the latest pharmaceutical news and breakthroughs, to just being there for conversation about their day or week. Good times and bad. Everyone needs someone to talk to who understands what they are going through.


DETAILS:
PsoriasisNL Family Fun Day
Sunday October 28th, 3-5pm
St. Pat's Bowling, 45 Blackmarsh Road


Further information:

In the past PsoriasisNL has held an annual Sharon Power Memorial Walk near the date of World Psoriasis Day, which falls on October 29th. We all know Newfoundland weather can be a bit of a gamble, especially in late October, and not everyone living with Pso or PsA is able to go on a walk. So we decided to move our event indoors to an accessible location for an afternoon of fun. A great day to relax and converse with other members of our growing community.

We'll have free bowling, refreshments, face painting (for the kids or adults, we don't judge), prizes and more. We don't want to use this event as a place to give a bunch of speeches but there will be a brief announcement about our upcoming Psoriasis support group. We'll be launching it soon after the October 28th Family Fun Day so we'll be talking it up for a few minutes at the event.

This is going to be a fun event aimed at getting together and realizing none of us is alone dealing with Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis.

Sharon Ann Power

Sharon Ann Power

Sharon Ann Power was born June 2, 1955, the youngest of five children to Bridie and Kevin Power of Logy Bay. As the baby in the family, she could’ve been spoiled rotten as most babies in families are. But Sharon wasn't... to a point. She grew up in a very close family where she received lots of attention. In time, that attention would be reciprocated tenfold. There were a lot of things about Sharon that many people weren't aware of. One was that she was a very talented musician. She could pick up any musical instrument and master it in no time. She also had quite a voice that many people would envy. Sharon also knitted, sewed, and tole painted. She could turn her hand at anything.

Anyone who knew Sharon knew of her love and passion for animals. Born and raised on a dairy farm, she had a natural attraction for them. Whether they be cats, dogs, goats, it didn't matter. She wanted to take them home, and in a lot of cases, she did. Pugs, cats, huskies, or Labs. She would've made a great vet!

Sharon’s first and only job was at Worker’s Health Safety and Compensation Commission, starting there when she was twenty years old. She retired after thirty-five years of dedicated service only due to her failing health. During that tenure, she became involved with NAPE, first as a shop steward at work, then eventually working her way up the ladder to an executive position. She was also involved with the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour. Along the way, Sharon helped scores, maybe hundreds of people with work and union issues, and in many cases, saving their jobs in the process.

Throughout all her dealings with work and union issues, Sharon suffered terribly with psoriasis. Despite her misery from the affliction and several different courses of treatments, she never slacked when it came to helping people. Above all else, family came first. Her parents, siblings, and their families. Then it was friends, workers, and fellow union members. She was always there for them. You can talk to anyone who knew Sharon, and chances are they have a story or experience to share about her and the good things she's done.

When she started to see the light at the end of the tunnel and started having relief from her psoriasis, Sharon got the ball rolling to start up the Newfoundland and Labrador branch of the Psoriasis Society. Again, for the benefit of others as well as herself. Unfortunately, she passed away from ovarian cancer in 2010, and could not live to see the fruits of her labours. But if she were here today to see how you've carried on with her efforts, she would be very proud and forever grateful.

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