„We will be delighted if you join 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“, says the organizer of the event, a nurse and a member of the SPAE patient organization committee, Gabriela Doleželová.
Gabriela is an employee of the Jihlava hospital, where she, on top of treating patients with other health difficulties, works as a telephone support agent for psoriasis patients and their families through a service called „Sister(s) in Action“.
The purpose of this event is to inform the public on the nature of this chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease, which affects the whole organism. It aims 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.
Since last year, the legendary figure „Igracek“, manufactured by the company Efko, has been the main partner of Polka Dot Day. This year, they are supporting us with their family of polka-dotted figures. Moreover, our colleagues from Myjómi, an association of people with disabilities, have produced the iconic polka dot scarf as well as a collection of other polka dot patterned objects, including socks. We would also like to thank the SPAE patient organization and last but not least, our friends from L’Oréal for supporting the cause. The media partner of the event is our magazine Inspirante.cz.
„We are currently in touch with several medical facilities, hospitals, spas, non-profit and patient organizations and companies regarding possible cooperation. Naturally, we are also being joined by foreign patient organizations associating psoriatic patients“
Gabriela Doleželová reveals.
It would make us very happy if you joined us on 29 October by wearing any polka dot items. Let´s spread a positive message together and show our support for the cause and the people involved.
„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,“ adds Hana Potměšilová, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the non-profit organization Revenium.