GDPA Philanthropy Projects

Since its inception the members of the GDPA have volunteered at skin cancer screenings and in other philanthropic projects that give back to the communities in which we serve.  In 2014 the GDPA formalized their philanthropic projects under the auspices of the Membership Committee Chairs who oversee these projects.  Below are a list of some of the philanthropic projects that GDPA currently undertakes.

Current Projects: 

Children's Skin Disease Foundation | Camp Wonder

The GDPA recognizes our collaborating physicians through our Annual Collaborating Physician Recognition.  Since 2015, the GDPA has made a donation to the Children's Skin Disease Foundation to support their Camp Wonder which allows children with chronic and life-threatening skin diseases to attend summer camp each year.  The yearly donation is made in honor of the physicians with whom we practice.


Since 2019, the GDPA has dedicated our Annual Dermatology PEARLS Conference Welcome Event & Charity Fundraiser to supporting the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF.) Our efforts to support the MRF date back to 2014 through GDPA's sponsored team in the Annual Miles for Melanoma Charity Fundraiser 5k Run/Walks.

Donations made to the MRF allow participants to support the MRF in their mission to support medical research for effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma. Melanoma is a disease which is estimated to kill 10,000 Americans each year. The organization also serves to educate patients, families, and clinicians about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of melanoma.

In 2022, GDPA raised $2,295 from attendees and made a $2,295 matching donation for a total of $4,590 to benefit the MRF.

If you would like to inquire about GDPA philanthropic projects please contact our Executive Director.
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Past Projects: 

The GDPA is a Gold Chairman's Circle Level Founding Member of the Dermatology PA Foundation (DPAF). In 2016, the GDPA began contributing to the work of the DPAF.  As the official foundation of the Society of Dermatology PAs, the DPAF's mission is to fund and promote education, research, and philanthropy to advance the field of dermatology.