No person suffering from psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis should be left alone with their worries.
This was the reason for the registered association Revenium to organise a Polka Dot Day on the occasion of World Psoriasis Day, October 29, 2022.
„We were delighted that so many people joined us in support of psoriasis patients by wearing polka dot clothes or accessories on this day. By taking action, we are letting our surroundings know that we are familiar with the facts about the disease and that we care about these people“, said the organiser of the event, a nurse and a member of the SPAE patient organization committee, Gabriela Doleželová.
The purpose of this event was to inform the public on the nature of this chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease, which affects the whole organism. It aimed to spread awareness about the disease which shows symptoms on the skin, but also affects nails and joints (psoriatic disease).
It is very important that the public knows that psoriasis is NOT CONTAGIOUS, and that it can be treated, even though it cannot be fully cured at this time.
A special family of polka-dotted toy figures were invented and produced for this day, with purpose of educating children on the subject of psoriasis. These figures are conveying message that psoriatic disease is not contageous and that those who suffer from psoriasis still belong in their group of friends, just like anyone else.
29 October was the day to celebrate Polka Dot Day. On city and village squares, playgrounds and schoolyards, people joined hands and created one BIG HUMAN POLKA DOT – a circle of us, people with polka dots.
„Basically, it´s just about putting on any polka dot clothes on the given day and by doing that, showing that we´re familiar with basic facts about psoriasis,“ said Hana Potměšilová, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the non-profit organisation Revenium, Polish member of EUROPSO.
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