Annual DPAF Silent Auction – NOW OPEN!

Each fall the DPAF hosts an annual silent auction in honor of the Children Skin Disease Foundation’s (CSDF) Camp Wonder. Camp Wonder is a 1-week summer camp for children with severe to life-threatening skin diseases. It provides children with the unique opportunity to just be a kid and be a camper for the week. The camp houses all children and provides 24/7 medical staff to ensure the health and safety of children during their stay. Each year the Foundation sets a goal of raising $20,000 from the net proceeds of the Silent Auction. This goal allows gives us the opportunity to send 10 deserving children to attend camp as well as 2 PA volunteers. As part of our missing to provide philanthropic opportunities for PAs in dermatology, our two PA volunteers are each provided with a travel stipend so all they have to do is ensure they can be present during camp. Our Silent Auction is a great way to win exciting auction items while simultaneously supporting a good cause. Use the links below to hear about the life-changing experiences of our PA volunteers, and hear from the campers themselves.

2018 3rd Annual Silent Auction
October 15 – November 3, 2018

This year the DPAF will be hosting it’s 3rd Annual Silent Auction in honor of Camp Wonder. Our 2016 and 2017 auctions were each a huge success but did not meet our full $20,000 fundraising goal. This year, with your support, we plan to reach and exceed our goal! As we look ahead to this year’s auction, we are excited to continue to offer fantastic auction items ranging from trips to dermatology educational tools, concert tickets, art, wine, jewelry, and so much more! This is your one-stop-shop for all your holiday shopping.

Save the date so you can bid (and WIN!) for a cause! Our Silent Auction will open online October 15th to the public. You will be able to browse through our full catalog, grab yourself all the dermatology CME you might need, add in fun items such as jewelry, restaurant gift cards, jewelry, spa trips, hotel stays and so much more. As you browse through items online, or on your mobile device, hit the bid button or set your bid to automatically increase to ensure you win the item and get to take it home! Some items will be specific to the Orlando region and as a result, they may close out early in case attendees of the SDPA’s Fall Conference wish to use their items during their time in the city.

Thank you To our Silent Auction Donors!

Items from all of these donors and more will be available in our 2018 3rd Annual Silent Auction















Annual DPAF 5k Charitable Run/Walk Events

The DPAF annual 5k charitable run/walk is held each June in conjunction with the Society of Dermatology PAs (SDPA) Annual Summer Dermatology Conference. A critical part of the DPAF’s philanthropic giving program, the charitable run/walk honors a new selected 501c3 charity which focuses their efforts of supporting specific patient communities within the field of dermatology. Our charitable run/walk is made available to attendees for the SDPA Summer Conference as well as anyone nationwide who wishes to register online to run or walk on behalf of the selected charity. Past support has been provided to the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) and the National Areata and Alopecia Foundation (NAAF).

Past Events & Activities:

2018 5k CHARITABLE Run/Walk honoring the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation

The 2018 annual charitable run was held from June 28 – July 1, 2018 in honor of the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation! Registration opening at the beginning of the SDPA’s Annual Summer Dermatology Conference 2018 held in Seattle, Washington. Registration opened on June 28th. Attendees were able to register to run, walk or even sleep in. Each registrant received a fun unique commemorative t-shirt and medal for participating. Although many registered while they were at the SDPA summer conference, many also registered online and completed the race from their hometown. Those who registered online were mailed their race packet and then sent us photos and updates on their at-home race. Closing July 31, 2018 the 2018 DPAF Charitable Run was our most successful race yet with nearly 100 participants all racing to support Hidradenitis Supperativa.





2nd Annual DPAF Silent Auction 2017

The DPAF hosted its 2nd Annual Silent Auction from November 20th until December 12th online.

The DPAF set a fundraising goal of $20,000 aimed at sending eight children and two volunteers PAs to the 2018 summer session of Camp Wonder. Camp Wonder is an annual week-long camp held in California by the Children’s Skin Disease Foundation (CSDF). The camp offers children with severe skin disease the opportunity to experience a week of acceptance, support, and FUN.  All net proceeds from our Silent Auction are contributed directly to Camp Wonder to support their 2018 camp season.

Thank you to each and everyone one of our generous our auction donors!

We would like to extend a special thank you to all of our generous silent auction item donors! It is because of their continued support and efforts that we are able to achieve the Foundation’s goals of and mission.

2017 Charitable Run/Walk

In past years the DPAF and SDPA hosted traditional in-person timed run/walk events in honor of the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) at one of the SDPA’s annual conferences. In 2017, we shook things up and hosted our first ever Virtual 5K Run/Walk/Sleep-In event, which benefitted the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF). The NAAF goal is to offer support to individuals affected by alopecia areata, advocate for change, and fund research to find a treatment and cure.

Just like a traditional run, registrants could run, walk or sleep-in. Once participants registered, they received a welcome package inclusive of a commemorative medal and a race bib.

Although the event could be completed in each participants own time, the DPAF hosted an informal in-person gathering Saturday, June 3rd, during the SDPA Annual Summer Dermatology Conference in San Diego, California. Thanks to the support and contributions of our runners, walkers, and sleepers, the DPAF was able to raise and contribute $1,995 to the NAAF. The DPAF also contributed an additional $7,500 towards the NAAF to further their mission and support their patients.

2016 5th Annual Miles for Melanoma 5K run/walk

mfm-2016-commemorative-pinThe DPAF was proud to for the first time take over as the formal host of the SDPA/DPAF Annual Miles for Melanoma 5k Run Walk in partnership with the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF). Each year the SDPA has been hosting these events in conjunction with their annual summer or fall conferences. In 2016 we took over as the formal host with our first event occurring during the SDPA’s 14th Annual Fall Dermatology Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A dedicated group of thirty-four runners and walkers together raised over $2,000 towards the MRF’s mission to find a cure. Before the race began the DPAF promised to match contributions to the MRF by SDPA runners and walkers dollar-for-dollar up to $7,500. Although we did not reach that fundraising match, the DPAF decided to contribute the full $7,500 regardless!

Thank you to all our runners, walkers and contributors. Special thanks to our top placing runners and fundraisers!

The DPAF is honored have contributed the full $7,500 donation to the Melanoma Research Foundation towards their efforts to find a cure.

Inaugural DPAF Silent Auction 2016

The DPAF hosted its Inaugural Silent Auction online from October 24 – November 5th and live in person at the SDPA’s 2016 14th Annual Fall Dermatology Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada November 3-6, 2016. During this unique event, SDPA members and conference attendees helped to raise over $9,000 towards the DPAF’s $20,000 fundraising goal. The Foundation’s supporters and partners really came through allowing us to offer members and attendees the opportunity to bid on more than 40 fantastic items including vacation trips, art, wine, dinners, and dermatology-specific education tools and products.This year’s silent auction funds will be contributed towards sending children and PAs to attend and volunteer, respectively, at Camp Wonder in California. Camp Wonder specifically works to take in children who may be unable to attend other camps as their illnesses require around-the-clock medical attention. Although we didn’t quite reach our target fundraising goal from auction sales, the DPAF Board of Trustees voted to donate the remaining funds to ensure we reach the full $20,000. THANK YOU to all our supporters for making this a successful first event and contributing towards our program goal.

Other Past Events:

The history of SDPA philanthropy activities, from which the DPAF grew, includes the following activities:

  • 2015 Miles for Melanoma 5K Race in Orlando, FL
  • 2014 Miles for Melanoma 5K Race in San Diego, CA
  • 2013 Inaugural Miles for Melanoma 5K Race in Atlanta, GA
  • 2012 Inaugural Miles for Melanoma 5K Race in Seattle, WA