SANTA MONICA (CBSLA.com) — Psoriasis is reportedly the most prevalent autoimmune illness in the U.S. and the National Psoriasis Foundation is leading the charge to find a cure for the skin disease.READ MORE: VA Provides Veterans Experiencing Homelessness With Showers, Meals At Mini Tent City
The organization is holding “Walk to Cure Psoriasis” Saturday, May 4, at the Santa Monica Pier.
Dr. Gene Rubinstein and Miss California USA 2013 Mabelynn Capeluj visited KCAL9 News Sunday morning to talk more about the disease and the walk.READ MORE: Gov. Newsom Extends Drought Emergency Declaration Statewide
According to current studies, as many as 7.5 million Americans — approximately 2.2 percent of the population — have psoriasis.
Capeluj said she overcame psoriasis and self-confidence issues to succeed in the pageant world. She said she hopes her story inspires others who are also struggling with psoriasis.New Parking Structure Opens At LAX