Warning Signs of Rosacea
Dear Public Service Director:
More than 16 million Americans suffer from a chronic, inflammatory facial disorder called rosacea, yet most of them don’t know it. In fact, a Gallup survey found that 78 percent of Americans know nothing about rosacea, including how to recognize it or what to do about it. Unfortunately, without medical help, rosacea usually becomes progressively worse and can severely disrupt people’s emotional, social and professional lives.
The impact of rosacea often goes well beyond the embarrassment of facial redness, visible blood vessels and pimples. The enclosed public service announcements also include many other signs and symptoms that could lead to facial disfigurement and even vision loss- and encourage those with any sign of rosacea to see a dermatologist for diagnosis and medical treatment.
April has been designated Rosacea Awareness Month and we ask for your assistance in our education efforts about this widespread but poorly understood disorder. Listeners are also encouraged to visit the National Rosacea Society’s website at rosacea.org for more information and educational materials.
The National Rosacea Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of people with rosacea by raising awareness, providing public health information and supporting research on this chronic but treatable condition.
We hope you will be able to use the enclosed spots in April and whenever public service time is available throughout the year.