Psorphil's 2nd Anniversary Creates Livelihood for Poor Members

Mr. Jeff Lok of LEO Pharma Asia will grace the occasion of Psorphil's 2nd year Anniversary that will launch the Psoriasis Livelihood Assistance Network (PLANET) that aims to provide livelihood for the economically challenged members of the psoriasis community in the Philippines. The event is scheduled on August 18, 2007 at the Community Facility, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Metro Manila, Philippines, August 13, 2007 --( LEO Pharma Philippines, in its continuous support of providing optimism to people with incurable diseases and improving their living conditions, has decided to be the major sponsor of this year’s 2nd anniversary of the Psoriasis Philippine Online Community (Psor Phil) on August 18 at the Community Facility of the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.

Carrying this year’s theme of "Turning Hurt Into Halos... Scars Into Stars", (inspired by the Robert H. Schuller's book of the same title) the event aims to provide jobs, businesses, and livelihood programs to the economically challenged psoriasis patients, who are either jobless because of their conditions or relieved from their jobs because of ignorance and discrimination.

Leading LEO Pharma as the event’s keynote speaker is LEO Pharma Asia Regional Product Manager Jeff Lok, who has been occupying the company’s post since 1998. Lok is expected to encourage patients who are afflicted with psoriasis to live out of isolation and be active members again of the community when he helps PsorPhil launch its Psoriasis Livelihood Network (PLANET).

LEO Pharma will join forces with the group in helping beneficiaries set up their own businesses, provide interest-free capital assistance to approved applicants, send applicants to more training and seminars, and assist new entrepreneurs start their businesses through a group of PsorPhil consultant team. They will also be taught simple bookkeeping ways and proper business sense. A team will also record the growth of every business ventures and will provide sound management consultancy to the entrepreneurs free of charge.

"I would like to invite other companies or even individuals who are willing to make a difference by helping improve someone else's life by participating in this project. Your help will give some people with psoriasis a chance to a better life and reclaim their dignities they once lost. We may be able to integrate these people into the mainstream of active participants in the society," PsorPhil co-founder/moderator Josef de Guzman encouraged.

Psoriasis Philippine Online Community, Inc. is a duly SEC registered non-stock-non-profit organization. It is a community of people with psoriasis, their families, friends and doctors from reputable medical institutions. Its mission is to support people who have psoriasis to become productive, self-reliant, and to significantly improve their quality of life.

For more information about the events and project mentioned, please call Josef at 09273820525 or any PsorPhil officers: Mylou 09178565855 / 09285056300; Art 09176419203.

Psoriasis Philippine Online Community Inc.
Josef De Guzman