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Andrew Henschel Receives Prestigious Award from Florida Medical Association
Local Businessman Honored for His Dedication to the National Psoriasis Foundation
“Andy has been a leader in advancing the Foundation’s efforts to establish a grass roots volunteer constituency, increase public awareness and generate public support for our research, advocacy and education programs,” said Bill Cardamon, chief field operations officer for the National Psoriasis Foundation. “He has also been instrumental in helping the Foundation accelerate its research program through the establishment of the Victor Henschel BioBank.”
The Victor Henschel BioBank is a collection of biological samples and clinical information used by qualified scientists to further the field of psoriasis genetics. DNA collected through the BioBank is now being studied at Washington University and the University of Michigan. The Henschel family made a $1 million donation to the Foundation to create the BioBank.
In addition, Henschel and his family started the Walk to Cure Psoriasis in South Florida, an event scheduled for Sunday, March 4, 2012 at Aventura Mall. Consisting of 1K and 5K walks, the event is the highest grossing of all of the 24 locations nationally in which the Walk is held.
“I am thrilled to be recognized by the Florida Medical Association,”
Henschel has also served on the National Board of Trustees for the National Psoriasis Foundation for 10 years in numerous roles.
He is executive vice president of Resolution Portfolio Management & Oversight LLC, a Deerfield Beach, Fla.-based firm that defends mortgage repurchase demands from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and also specializes in managing and maximizing the return on residential mortgage loans and REO properties.
For more information about the National Psoriasis Foundation or the Walk to Cure Psoriasis, call Deborah Barnard at 954-495-9974 or visit www.Psoriasis.org.
Psoriasis is the most prevalent autoimmune disease in the country, affecting as many as 7.5 million Americans. Appearing on the skin most often as red scaly patches that itch and bleed, psoriasis is chronic, painful, disfiguring and disabling. Up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis, a related joint disease. There is no cure for psoriasis.
About the National Psoriasis Foundation
The National Psoriasis Foundation is the world’s largest nonprofit organization serving people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Its mission is to find a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and to eliminate their devastating effects through research, advocacy and education. For more information, call the National Psoriasis Foundation, headquartered in Portland, Ore., at 800-723-9166 or visit www.Psoriasis.org. The Foundation can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.