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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