Repost from Psoriasis Philippines Mailing List.
On October 30, 2010, Psoriasis Philippines will aim to break the existing Guinness World Record for the Largest group hug that was established in Romania on May 29, 2009 with 9,758 people. We hope to break it with a new record of at least 10,000 people at Roxas Blvd, Manila.
In celebration of the World Psoriasis Day in the Philippines, we aim to break the existing record and to rally support from the general public for our Psoriasis advocacy. Psoriasis is a chronic condition that has no cure at this time and believe to affect 125million people worldwide. In the Philippines, 1-2million people are believed to be suffering in silence with this debilitating disease. It is not rare that people with Psoriasis suffer discrimination of all forms from people who think that it is contagious. The physical pain that this condition brings to the patient is nothing compared to the emotional and psychological pain that people may be causing psoriasis sufferers.
We appeal to you for help, that through this effort, we may be able to educate our community that psoriasis is not contagious, and that psoriasis sufferers need to be treated without prejudice and be given equal opportunity like everyone else.
To achieve our goal of a new world record, our needs may vary from logistics to human presence. If you think you may be able to help in any kind, we wish to hear your offer. Please email us at email@example.com.
If you can sponsor any of the following, we will gladly welcome and thank you in advance.
• Photographers and videographers: who will document the event
• Signage, tarps and posters for the event
• Drinking water
• Artists: to design logos, shirts and posters
Please join us and invite your friends, classmates, officemates, families and let us set a new Guinness world record -- "The World's Biggest Group HUG" as we support psoriasis sufferers all over the world. Please feel free to circulate and forward this email.
With warmest regards.
Josef De Guzman
Chairman: World Psoriasis Day SC
Member: IFPA Executive Committee
*** Please spread the word. Thanks. -Carrie