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: LAFD Knocks Down 4-Acre Blaze In Remote Section Of Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park
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: Caught On Video: Naked Man Burglarizes Bel-Air Home Before Coming Face To Face With Unsuspecting Homeowner
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.Caught On Tape: San Bernardino Sheriff Deputy Kicks Surrendered Suspect In Head 2 times