How You Can Help

Dear Friend,
Thank you for your interest in fundraising for the Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types, Inc.® (FIRST).  FIRST is a vibrant, growing Foundation connected to families by the special skin and unique management needs of ichthyosis and the related skin types.   Your tax-deductible donation FIRST will help fund the initiatives referenced in this comprehensive website.  The mission of FIRST is to educate, inspire, and connect those touched by ichthyosis and related disorders through emotional support, information, advocacy and research funding for better treatments and eventual cures.  We rely on support from donors, like you, for the resources to maintain our mission.
FIRST celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2011 and continues to grow stronger each day.
To those of you who have supported FIRST in the past, I thank you. I hope that you will continue your generosity towards our cause and mission.
A special welcome and thank you to first-time donors, I suggest that you review our website to learn about the many successful achievements of FIRST and the new initiatives we have currently commissioned.
Jean Pickford
Executive Director

Why raise funds?

The Foundation's ichthyosis-related programs, services, and resources are made possible because of support from many generous donors and friends.  These contributions are the lifeline for FIRST, enabling us to provide greater awareness, emotional support, information, advocacy, and research for those affected by ichthyosis and the related skin types.
How to help?
here are many ways to contribute to the mission of the Foundation.  Click on the links to the right or contact the national office for information about the options below.
  • Stock that has appreciated can be donated and you can claim the full value of the donation without paying any capital gains tax on the appreciation.
  • The opportunities for charitable gifts to FIRST include, securities, tangible assets and bequests.
Click here to order flowers   Goodsearch
FIRST Marketplace     (Enter Foundation for Ichthyosis in the 2nd box)


The official registration and financial information of Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types, Inc.® may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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