Walk to Cure Psoriasis and Health Fair
August is Psoriasis Awareness Month! “Psoriasis is the most common autoimmune disease in the U.S., affecting as many as 7.5 million Americans,” says Andrea Korogi with the National Psoriasis Foundation. “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.”
In honor of Psoriasis Awareness Month, The Walk to Cure Psoriasis and Health Fair is being held on Saturday, October 12 in Old Town San Diego. “There are over 80,000 people in San Diego County who have psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis,” says Korogi. “Recent studies have shown that changes in diet and exercise can help improve symptoms or triggers for the disease.”
The Walk & Health Fair is the largest event in Southern California for people with psoriasis, including their friends, family and colleagues. This is the first walk ever held in Old Town, the birthplace of California. “Come for the walk and stay for the day to explore the history, food, and entertainment in Old Town San Diego,” invites Korogi.
The event will give attendees the opportunity to meet vendors with products, services and programs that will help educate and improve their lives. Special guests at the walk include Miss California USA, and Hula from Energy 103.7. Both will share their personal journey with psoriasis and how they've overcome the obstacles.
For more information, call 760-494-0575 or visit Psoriasis.org/walk/sd.