5 posts tagged “World Psoriasis Day”

Breaking barriers on World Psoriasis Day

Posted October 28th, 2016 by

Back in 2004, a group of patient associations from around the world launched World Psoriasis Day. Conceived by patients, for patients, World Psoriasis Day is an international event that aims to give a voice to the more than 125 million people worldwide living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

This year’s theme is breaking barriers. Psoriasis patients face barriers every day in the healthcare system, at work, in school and social situations. So tomorrow on October 29, the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA) is calling on everyone to help psoriasis patients:

 

FIGHT prejudice, stigmatization and discrimination

RAISE awareness, understanding and hope

GAIN access to proper diagnosis, treatment and improved quality of life

 

Here’s how you can get involved:

Share IFPA’s animated film – This short video focuses on this year’s theme of breaking barriers – help spread it on social media and share it with friends and family.

Join the Thunderclap Campaign – Sign up  and allow Thunderclap to post a message on your social media on October 29 – they’ll be posting at the same time all over the world to speak up for psoriasis with one voice.

And if you’re living with psoriasis, connect with more than 5,400 PatientsLikeMe members in the psoriasis community.

Let’s rally together tomorrow and help break barriers.

 

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World Psoriasis Day 2015: Have hope, take action, make a change

Posted October 29th, 2015 by


Back in 2004, a group of patient associations from around the world launched World Psoriasis Day. Conceived by patients, for patients, World Psoriasis Day is an international event that aims to give a voice to the more than 125 million people worldwide living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

On October 29, the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA), its members associations and support groups perform activities internationally to raise awareness of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Each year, World Psoriasis Day has a theme, and this year’s focus is “Hope. Action. Change.”

So how can you get involved and help World Psoriasis Day reach its goals of raising awareness, improving access to treatment, increasing understanding and building unity among the psoriasis community?

Year-round, you can connect with others who understand what you’re going through on PatientsLikeMe. There are more than 5,300 PatientsLikeMe members living with psoriasis, and more than 1,600 members living with psoriatic arthritis. You can also check out some of our past posts on psoriasis, including member interviews (Maria, David, and Erica) and physician Q&As (Dr. Jerry Bagel and Dr. Steve Feldman)

Have hope, take action, make a change, together.

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