Psoriasis patient advocacy group forges link to popular social-networking Web site

September 6, 2006

Kensington, Md. - Psoriasis Cure Now, a non-profit patient-advocacy group based here, has launched its MySpace site, joining it with more than 100 million users of the highly popular social-networking MySpace.com Web site.

Kensington, Md. - Psoriasis Cure Now, a non-profit patient-advocacy group based here, has launched its MySpace site, joining it with more than 100 million users of the highly popular social-networking MySpace.com Web site.

The psoriasis group is developing a team of volunteer advisors to help it work within the MySpace community to support the estimated 2 million MySpace users who have psoriasis and to help educate other MySpace users about psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

Psoriasis Cure Now also released two resources to help parents of children who have psoriasis: a podcast interview with a leading pediatric dermatologist discussing how to treat psoriasis in children and how to help them cope with it; and a fact sheet on psoriasis in children that parents can print off the Internet and deliver to their child’s teachers. These resources and more information on the group’s MySpace initiative, are available at www.PsoriasisKids.org.