August is National Psoriasis Awareness Month
Life with Psoriasis Photo Contest
Picture this: If you have psoriasis or love someone who does, enter our Life with Psoriasis Photo Contest held during Psoriasis Awareness Month. This August, submit a photo that depicts your life with psoriasis—with its challenges, breakthroughs, frustrations and achievements.
We want to see life with psoriasis through your lens. The winner of the Life with Psoriasis Photo Contest will receive a Canon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR camera. Second and third place winners get cool prizes, too.
Deadline for submission is Friday, Aug. 31.
- Psoriasis is the most common autoimmune disease in the U.S., affecting as many as 7.5 million Americans.
- Psoriasis occurs when the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle of skin cells, resulting in painful red, scaly patches on the body that bleed and itch.
- Psoriasis is not contagious.
- Psoriasis frequently occurs with a range of other health concerns including diabetes, hypertension, heart attack and depression.
- Psoriasis impacts the emotions. Nearly 70% of people with psoriasis say their disease makes them feel self-conscious, embarrassed and helpless.
- Up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis, which causes pain, swelling and stiffness around the joints.
- There currently is no cure for psoriasis.