OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - October 29, 2016) - Today, the Canadian Association of Psoriasis Patients (CAPP) is announcing the winners of an art contest launched to help raise awareness of the burden of living with psoriasis. Congratulations to Viraji R, in Grade 11, winner in the Senior Category, SheeAhn H, in Grade 7, winner in the Intermediate Category, and Cobequid Educational Centre was the winner of the School Entry Category.
CAPP is excited to be announcing the winners on World Psoriasis Day, a day dedicated to give an international voice to the 125 million people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Approximately one million Canadians live with this highly visible condition every day resulting in sometimes insurmountable burdens being placed on patients and their families. For more information, visit http://www.worldpsoriasisday.com.
"This was an excellent opportunity to raise awareness among youth in Canada about the disease. We sent out a video for them to view (www.canadianpsoriasis.ca/kids) and to inspire the art. We were thrilled to receive so many entries from across Canada." stated Kathryn Andrews-Clay, Executive Director of CAPP.
Psoriasis (pronounced so-RYE-a-sis) is a chronic inflammatory condition in which the immune system causes skin cells to grow at up to 10 times the normal rate causing them to pile up on the skin's surface, creating sores or lesions -- often called plaques. Thick, silvery scales form atop these itchy and sometimes painful red patches. Beyond the visible skin lesions, patients have higher rates of arthritis, heart disease, depression and a host of other related conditions.
About World Psoriasis Day:
World Psoriasis Day is presented by IFPA, the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations. On October 29 each year, IFPA, its member associations and support groups perform activities all over the world to raise awareness about psoriasis and give people with psoriasis the attention and consideration they deserve. The theme for 2016 is "Breaking Barriers for People with Psoriasis."
Who We Are:
The Canadian Association of Psoriasis Patents (CAPP) is a national patient organization dedicated to helping psoriasis patients and their families. We provide one-on-one support; bring together the best of emerging psoriasis news, research results and key information that can truly make a difference in the lives of patients.
More is available at www.canadianpsoriasis.ca
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