Beverly Foster Halprin


Age: 67

founder of the National Psoriasis Foundation, which started in 1968 after her husband placed a tiny classified ad in a Portland, Oregon newspaper asking people with psoriasis to call Beverly, who had a severe case of the disease so she would have somebody to talk to who understood what she was going through, who received over 100 calls from that ad, and who then started the organization that turned into the National Psoriasis Foundation.

Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Born: August 29, 1936

Died: November 19, 2003

Salem, Oregon