National Rosacea Society 2018 PSAs
Dear Public Service Director,
Rosacea has been called “The Great Pretender” because most of the 16 million Americans who suffer from this potentially serious disorder don’t know they have it. Some may think the bumps and pimples are a bout of teenage acne that will eventually fade. Others may think the facial redness is a sunburn that never went away. And some may blame their bloodshot, irritated eyes on allergies. But without medical help, rosacea’s signs and symptoms usually become progressively worse and can severely disrupt people’s emotional, social and professional lives.
Rosacea typically starts after age 30 as a facial redness that grows increasingly persistent, and tiny blood vessels may appear. Left untreated, bumps and pimples and even facial disfigurement often develop. In some cases, the eyes may also be affected, potentially leading to vision loss.
We ask for your assistance in helping to educate your listeners about this chronic disorder. The enclosed public service announcements focus on the signs of rosacea and encourage people to see a dermatologist for diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Advances in medical care can now make “clear” skin possible.
The National Rosacea Society, a 501(c (3) nonprofit organization, is the world’s largest organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with rosacea. Through education and advocacy, our mission is to raise awareness, provide public health information and encourage medical research that may lead to improvements in its management, prevention and potential cure.
We hope that you will be able to use the enclosed spots during the late summer, fall and whenever public service time is available throughout the year.
National Rosacea Society
196 James Street
Barrington, IL 60010