The month of August is used to raise awareness about a disease that affects 7.5 million Americans. This disease is Psoriasis.
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that usually appears on the skin as painful, raised, itchy red patches. The chronic disease typically affects the outside of the elbows, knees or scalp, though it can appear on any location.
To show your support for Psoriasis Awareness you can wear or decorate with purple and orange Awareness Pins, Ribbons, or Bows. You can also show your support by participating in a marathon, race, or walk in your area.