Credit: Chapman BaehlerCyndi Lauper has released a new song called “Hope” in conjunction with the See Me campaign, which seeks to raise awareness about the auto-immune disease psoriasis. Lauper, who suffers from psoriasis, has recorded the tune in collaboration with the Novartis pharmaceutical company in honor of World Psoriasis Day, taking place this Sunday, October 29.

“Hope” is an uplifting, synth-driven tune that’s inspired by psoriasis sufferers whom Lauper knows, and by her own experiences with the disease. You can check out an official video for the song at the See Me initiative’s official website, SeeMetoKnow.com, and YouTube channel.

“I have met many people living with psoriasis and drew inspiration for the song from their stories of struggle, courage, perseverance and hope,” says Lauper. “I know first-hand the impact psoriasis can have and my goal is to give a voice to the millions of Americans who may struggle with their psoriasis. We don’t need to hide, and we don’t need to feel embarrassed.”

The See Me campaign encourages people with psoriasis to seek the assistance of a dermatologist to find a treatment plan that works for them.

“It took me a long time to get to where I am today, but I made it,” says Lauper, “and so can others who are struggling with psoriasis.”

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