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.
The organization is holding “Walk to Cure Psoriasis” Saturday, May 4, at the Santa Monica Pier.READ MORE: City Of LA Expands Eligibility To Residents 16 And Older, County Announces New Household Vaccination Effort
Dr. Gene Rubinstein and Miss California USA 2013 Mabelynn Capeluj visited KCAL9 News Sunday morning to talk more about the disease and the walk.
According to current studies, as many as 7.5 million Americans — approximately 2.2 percent of the population — have psoriasis.READ MORE: Man Suffers Critical Burns After Large Explosion At Valley Glen Home
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.LASD Deputies Disperse Large Crowd In East LA