Navigation Links
Psoriasis Video Contest Launched to Encourage Psoriasis Patients to Connect and Collaborate
Date:8/12/2009

KENSINGTON, Md., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The third annual Psoriasis Cure Now Video Contest launched today with a two-track contest united by a theme of helping psoriasis patients connect with one another. The contest seeks short videos that will motivate psoriasis patients to resist the social isolation that often results from the non-contagious but stigmatizing disease, and to engage with others with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis to provide mutual support and positive reinforcement. The contest website is: http://www.psoriasis-cure-now.org/contest .

Specifically, the nonprofit organization will pick winning videos that encourage patients to participate in its Psoriasis Walks; as well as videos that promote the use of Psoriasis.Name, the online social network for psoriasis patients and their loved ones. Grand Prize winners will walk away with $5,000.

"Psoriasis patients -- and their families -- benefit when they can connect with others facing the same challenges," said Michael Paranzino, president of the nonprofit Psoriasis Cure Now and a psoriasis patient for two decades. "But psoriasis can make people resistant to some of the social interactions that are so rewarding in life. Through this contest we hope to motivate psoriasis patients to seek out others living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis for mutual support and understanding."

The nonprofit organization has other ambitions once psoriasis patients are interconnected: mobilizing them to advance the group's public policy objectives. "When it comes to securing research dollars, for instance, populations that are invisible don't tend to do very well," Paranzino explains. "So by getting psoriasis patients together, we will not only help them resist social isolation, we will also build the army we need to get our fair share of medical research dollars in the future."

The organization's Psoriasis Walk campaign will soon kick off its Fall schedule in Paramus, NJ, followed by events in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Charlotte and Phoenix. More information is at www.PsoriasisWalk.org . The www.Psoriasis.Name site connects the psoriasis community worldwide and includes photos, videos, message boards and other resources to educate, entertain and connect people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and their loved ones. Videos submitted in prior years' contests have been viewed more than 250,000 times.

Psoriasis is an incurable, recurring disease of the immune system that causes dry, painful skin lesions that itch, crack and bleed, and often includes arthritic symptoms. Severe psoriasis reduces life expectancy by an average of four years.

http://www.psoriasis-cure-now.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE Psoriasis Cure Now
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Largest Survey of Its Kind Finds That People With Psoriasis Are at Risk for Other Medical Conditions
2. Winners of the Addressing Psoriasis(TM) Contest Selected to Walk the Runway in New York City Fashion Show Hosted by Tim Gunn
3. Psoriasis Cure Now Welcomes Institute of Medicine Report Urging Comparative Effectiveness Research on Psoriasis, But Worries About Risk of Rationing
4. New Source of Information on Psoriasis Medications
5. Psoriasis Raises Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke, Death
6. American Academy of Dermatology Issues New Guidelines For the Management of Psoriasis With Systemic Medications
7. Psoriasis Patients Happy With Home-Based Treatment
8. Study Results Published in CUTIS Demonstrate Long-Term Safety and Efficacy of Vectical(TM) (calcitriol) Ointment 3 mcg/g in the Management of Mild-to-Moderate Plaque Psoriasis
9. Having Psoriasis Raises Risk of Diabetes, Hypertension
10. Psoriasis Drug Raptiva Pulled From U.S. Market
11. Low-Dose Acitretin May Reduce Nail Psoriasis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... First ... compliance program management, will showcase a range of technology and learning solutions at ... (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest growing franchisors and operators ... location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway 190, in January of 2018. ... in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows it to serve both Covington ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( ... announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. ... you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... leader in post-acute health care, have expanded their existing home health joint venture ... , AccentCare has been operating a joint venture home health company with Asante, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 ... ... of Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration, has recently contributed a medical article to the ... doctors, on cosmetictown.com. Dr. Mohebi’s article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/25/2017)... PROVIDENCE, R.I. , Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... immunogenicity assessment, vaccine design, and immune-engineering today announced ... focused on the development of personalized therapeutic cancer ... and has provided exclusive access to enabling technologies ... MSc Eng., MBA will lead EpiVax Oncology as ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... 2017 AVACEN Medical (AVACEN) announced that its ... helping those with the widespread pain associated with fibromyalgia ... in Essex, England commented, "I ... experiencing no sleep at all, tremendous pain, with every ... recommend [the AVACEN 100] enough, how this has and ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... KALAMAZOO, Mich. , Sept. 18, 2017  PMD ... OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy of Kalamazoo, Mich. ... strategic hub service that expedites and streamlines patient and ... Spiro PD 2.0, and wellness management services.  ... medical device used to measure lung function for a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: