August is Stevens – Johnson Syndrome Awareness Month.

You can help by requesting a proclamation from your governor proclaiming

August Stevens – Johnson Syndrome Awareness month.

Sample proclamation wording:

Whereas, Stevens Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis another form of SJS – are severe adverse reactions to medication; and,

 Whereas, almost any medication, including over the counter drugs, can cause SJS; and,

 Whereas, SJS affects people of ages and a large amount of its victims are children, and

 Whereas, according to the New England Journal of Medicine, over 2 million Americans fall ill and are hospitalized every year from taking these recommended drugs and; of that 2 million that are admitted; over 140,000 are never released; and,

Whereas recognizing the early symptoms of SJS and prompt medical attention are the most invaluable tools in minimizing the possible long-term effects SJS may have on its victims;

Whereas the health and safety of our citizens is of utmost importance and the State of ____________ is committed to raising awareness and supporting all efforts to minimize the effects of life-threatening diseases such as Stevens Johnson Syndrome

This year we have numerous ways you can help celebrate 2019 SJS Awareness month,

from passing the SJS awareness ribbon to wearing blue on August 18th.

You can see all the ways you can help support awareness at the SJS Kids page: http://www.sjskidsupport.org/awareness-events