|By Marketwire .||
|March 7, 2013 10:00 AM EST|
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/07/13 -- PatientsLikeMe announces it has become a National Sponsor of the National Psoriasis Foundation's "2013 Walk to Cure Psoriasis." The company is the first patient network to support the walk and its goal to find better treatments and a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
Michael Evers, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Patient Advocacy at PatientsLikeMe, says the event "is one of the most successful in raising psoriasis awareness nationwide. We're fully behind this important initiative because it focuses on the needs of psoriasis patients, and helps everyone raise a strong, collective voice for better care."
PatientsLikeMe has an active community of patients with psoriasis and related conditions, where more than 4,000 people track their condition, connect with others like them, and learn about treating and living with psoriasis. The patient network also supports nonprofit fundraising efforts through a program called PatientsLikeMeInMotion. The program provides a monetary donation, t-shirts and other collateral to members to help them raise awareness of their conditions. Anyone with psoriasis can join PatientsLikeMe at http://plmjoin.com/psoriasis.
The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is the world's largest nonprofit organization serving people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Its priority is to provide individuals with the information and services they need to take control of their psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis, while increasing research to find a cure. In addition to serving more than 2.1 million people annually through its health-education programs, NPF is the largest charitable funder of psoriatic disease research. The "Walk to Cure Psoriasis" is the only event devoted to people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. To date, it has raised more than $6 million for vital research projects.
NPF's Associate Director of Special Events Jeremy Hall says, "The National Psoriasis Foundation is excited to partner with such a well-respected and patient-centric organization. Our relationship with PatientsLikeMe will help support the Foundation's mission to find a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and to eliminate their devastating effects through research, advocacy and education."
PatientsLikeMe is a patient network that improves lives and a real-time research platform that advances medicine. Through the network, patients connect with others who have the same disease or condition and track and share their own experiences. In the process, they generate data about the real-world nature of disease that help researchers, pharmaceutical companies, regulators, providers and nonprofits develop more effective products, services and care. PatientsLikeMe is a trusted source for real-world disease information and a clinically robust resource that has published more than 30 peer-reviewed research studies. Visit us at www.patientslikeme.com or follow us on our blog, on Twitter or via Facebook.
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