The Inaugural Stevens Johnson Syndrome Awareness Walk with take place in Scott on August 24th.

Governor Jindal has proclaimed August as Stevens Johnson Syndrome Awareness Month.  The proclamation was made on behalf of Paige LaCombe of Lafayette and her family.  Paige is an 8-year-old who suffers from Stevens Johnson Syndrome.  According to the Mayo Clinic's website, Stevens Johnson Syndrome symptoms include swelling of the face and/or tongue, hives, skin pain, a red or purple skin rash that spreads within hours to days, blisters on the skin and mucous membranes, especially in your mouth, nose and eyes, and shedding (sloughing) of the skin.

The walk begins at 9am at Scott City Park, and registration is $15 (which includes a hamburger and a drink).  Entertainment will be provided by Jeff's Music Entertainment and Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys.

 

Please register for the event, and we'll see you on August 24th!

(Via MayoClinic)