For those who are unaware… Eczema is a form of inflammation of the outer layer of skin (epidermis) or dermatitis. Common symptoms of eczema are: itching, swelling, dryness, redness, blistering, flaking, oozing and bleeding.
My husband suffers from a severe case of eczema on his hands between the months of October and April. As soon as the cooler months pop up, his hands flare. It’s quite a painful skin condition if not treated properly.
LaRoche-Posay Canada has introduced the 100 Family Program. The aim of the program is to assist in improving the quality of life of these Canadian children suffering from eczema and their families. To help these children and families live a more comfortable life La Roche-Posay is providing them with:
• Continuous eczema support
• Information to help better their knowledge of how to treat eczema and better their quality of life and
From December to February the families taking part in the 100Family Program with be featured on the La Roche-Posay Facebook FanPage. The families will share their progress and achievements on the La Roche-Posay Facebook Wall in hopes to form a supportive network and interactive environment for those suffering from eczema.
Although my husband suffers from eczema, he has never really researched a way out from the suffering. He just assumes it will get better on its own. It doesn’t. The 100 Family Program has a huge importance in my opinion. So many people suffer in the dark when really there are other alternatives and a world of help out there.
LaRoche-Posay Canada is looking to add 16 families to the program. To apply to become a family all you have to do is become their Facebook fan and submit your story to email@example.com. In your submission be sure to include (in 500 words or less):
• Your name
• Your phone number
• Name & age of child with eczema
• About your child’s condition
• What joining the program means to you
• What becoming a La Roche-Posay ambassador means to you
Submissions can be made between November 1 and November 18. A pre-selected jury of 3 people will review and approve family submissions between November 19 and 23. To be eligible you must have a child who suffers from eczema and is under the age of 18 residing with you.
You must also be a resident of Canada. The program runs between December 3, 2012 and February 28, 2013.
Selected families will also be featured on the La Roche-Posay Facebook Page where they can share photos and provide updates on their journey and progress as they use the Lipkar products on their children.
Good luck to all the families who enter!