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America's Next Top Model Steps up for Psoriasis Awareness

CariDee English developed psoriasis at the age of 5; as a teenager, she says she was "cursed" by psoriasis that covered 70 percent of her body. Today, her curse is her cause, and she is a spokesperson for the National Psoriasis Foundation

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Team up with CariDee English, Cycle 7 winner of America's Next Top Model, for the National Psoriasis Walk for Awareness in San Diego, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 29, at Mission Bay Park. The event features 5K and 1K walks to generate awareness about psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis while raising funds for psoriasis education, advocacy and research programs.

A genetic disease of the immune system, psoriasis is a non-contagious, chronic condition that causes red, scaly patches to form on the skin. Psoriasis on the hands or feet can prevent people from doing everyday tasks such as writing or walking. Ten percent to 30 percent of people with psoriasis may develop psoriatic arthritis, which causes pain, stiffness and swelling in and around the joints.

CariDee developed psoriasis at the age of 5. She spent years gathering information and trying various treatments. She maintained an optimistic outlook and spoke openly about having psoriasis with supermodel Tyra Banks on national television. After hard-won acceptance of the disease, she is living her dream as a model and as national spokesperson for the National Psoriasis Foundation. She encourages everyone to take part in the National Psoriasis Walk for Awareness.

"A year and a half ago, psoriasis covered 70 percent of my body," said CariDee. "It's a disease that really prohibits quality of life and what you can do. It's important to talk about it and to let people know it's not contagious. I urge people to get involved in this outstanding cause and help to make a difference for the millions of people whose lives are affected by psoriasis."

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.; walk begins at 9 a.m. Participation fee ($10-$25) is based on age and participation level. All participants receive a T-shirt and gift bag upon completion of the walk. Participants who raise a minimum of $500 through the event are entered to win a luxurious spa vacation at the Blue Lagoon in Iceland. On-site activities include live music by Grin's Edge and a walk warm-up and cool-down by Anthony Farmer of Anthony Farmer Training. Mary Ann Meyers, R.N., a phototherapy/dermatology nurse from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Center in Mira Mesa, Calif., will be on site to answer psoriasis-related questions. Participants are encouraged to bring a blanket and picnic lunch and enjoy Mission Bay in the company of others supporting awareness.

About the National Psoriasis Foundation

The National Psoriasis Foundation is a patient-driven, nonprofit patient advocacy organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people who have psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Through education and advocacy, we promote awareness and understanding, ensure access to treatment, and support research that will lead to effective management and, ultimately, a cure.

For more information about the Psoriasis Foundation or the Walk for Awareness program, visit or call 800-723-9166.

SOURCE National Psoriasis Foundation
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