Liberty, MO (PRWEB) September 11, 2012
The Skin and Vein Center has become a Silver Sponsor of the Kansas City Walk to Cure Psoriasis.
Dr. Scott Darling, the lead St. Joseph vein specialist for the Skin and Vein Center decided to have the practice participate in the walk because he has seen first-hand how psoriasis affects the lives of those who suffer from it.
Psoriasis is the most common autoimmune disease in the country, affecting 7.5 million Americans. It occurs when the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed up skin cell growth.
Of the 7.5 million Americans with psoriasis, approximately 2.25 million develop psoriatic arthritis, which results in pain, stiffness and swelling in and around the joints.
The Walk to Cure Psoriasis was created to raise money for National Psoriasis Foundation research, advocacy and educational programs.
“People with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis often feel helpless and frustrated since its effects can reduce their quality of life,” Dr. Darling said. “Raising money to cure this disease is important, and a walk like this is an easy way to do that. We’re sponsoring this walk because we want to find a cure.”
The Walk to Cure Psoriasis will be held Saturday, Sept. 29 at Theis Park, 47th and Oak in Kansas City. Participants can join the Liberty varicose vein treatment team at the event and choose a 1K walk or a 5K walk. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the walks begin at 9 a.m.
About the Skin and Vein Center
The Skin & Vein Center is a dermatology and vein clinic that specializes in providing non-invasive skin and vein procedures to the Kansas City area. Its mission is to help its patients maintain and protect their “One Skin” using the newest pain-free methods available, and to provide as much information as possible, every step of the way. Its lead doctor, Dr. Scott Darling has been providing dermatology and vein services, including Kansas City spider vein treatment, at the clinic for the last 12 years.