Gayatri and Sachin were due to be taking on September's Tough Mudder 5k - London South event together. However, due to unforeseen personal circumstances, Sachin can no longer participate, however he will still attend to show his support whilst he watches Gayatri mudding on!!
Gayatri says 'For those of you who know us, some may or may not know that both Sachin and I are sufferers of a skin condition called psoriasis... Here's our story...
At the very young age of six I was diagnosed with psoriasis... In his childhood years, Sachin was also diagnosed… Over the years we have both learnt to accept this condition and would now like to raise awareness for psoriasis and the Psoriasis Association which we both hold very close to our hearts.
Having suffered with psoriasis for 25 years, I have explored a multitude of medical treatments (topical treatments, photo-therapy, methotrexate just to name a few) to keep my condition under control and the majority was trial and error. I have reached out to various support groups for advice and support which has reassured me that I am not alone! Having a partner who also has the condition means we are each other’s support network.
A few years ago, I discovered the Psoriasis Association. I can truly say I was astonished by the level of information and support provided by the charity and I continue to use the charity to this day for any new information, advice and support.
Psoriasis affects between 2% and 3% of the UK population alone - up to 1.8 million people. It affects males and females equally.
The Psoriasis Association are a leading national charity and membership organisation for people whose lives are affected by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in the UK. They do this through funding research, providing information and raising awareness. Although psoriasis is a common condition, there is still a need to raise awareness amongst the general public, healthcare professionals, Government, and people with the condition themselves. Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are complex conditions, and there are many aspects which are misunderstood, under-treated and under-appreciated.
Raising Awareness and Fundraising
'On the 22nd September 2019, Sachin and I will be getting down and dirty by taking part in Tough Mudder 5K in London with a group of our friends (watch the video link to get an insight into how down and dirty we will be getting... https://youtu.be/tW1NvySsOLw).
We will be fundraising for the Psoriasis Association and raising awareness of psoriasis. The Association have been a great support to me over the years and this is our way of saying thank you and giving back to enable their continuous support.
Let’s get MUDDY!!'
Gayatri & Sachin
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