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?
- Join the World Psoriasis Day 2015 campaign: tell others what gives you hope for a better future for people living with psoriasis
and psoriatic arthritis on the Wall of Hope.
- Be a part of the World Psoriasis Day Facebook group: share your story with others.
- Take part in the conversation: use the hashtags #ihopepso, #iactpso and #ichangepso to share your vision for a better future for people with psoriasis, and what you are doing to help bring about change.
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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