Who we are?
Firmly committed to curing Vitiligo, the VR Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization funding and fast-tracking medical research globally. Our mission is to accelerate the end of suffering for millions of people who suffer from vitiligo through research, support and education » » »more
What is Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is a long-term condition that causes pale, white patches to develop on the skin - in severe cases these cover the whole body. Vitiligo affects one in every hundred people and can strike anyone at any time, often leading to depression and isolation - especially amongst children. We need your help in finding a cure for this debilitating and distressing disease and to support the millions of vitili...more
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¿Habla Español? Let Us Know. 24.10.2017
Would you prefer to read Vitiligo News in Spanish rather than in English? Let us know.
We are looking into a possibility to translate our monthly newsletters in Spanish - if we get enough requests to justify the additional effort of our small team.
As an example, here are some past issues, translated by Prof. Jorge Luis Perez, President of VITAMIGOS - Cuban Vitiligo Support and Research Group (Holguin, Cuba)
- 25 de agosto de 2017: Esta es la medicina más antigua conocida por el hombre
- 29 de Julio de 2017: Guía de la Chica francesa para el vitíligo
- 27 de mayo de 2017: Cuidado con una celebridad vudú y la avaricia farmacéutica
Win/Win: Take Part In Survey And Earn $75 24.10.2017
This is a quick one: a leading market research company is conducting paid interviews with vitiligo patients and their caregivers aged from 6 to 17 years.
A 45-minute interview will help researchers better understand quality of life of those affected by vitiligo, to develop better treatments and care programs. By the same token, you will earn $75 for sharing your valuable insights!
To earn the honorarium, one must take a 5-minute online screening survey and complete the telephone interview. To see if you qualify, go to this website and use this referral code: VRF1234 (or you may not be rewarded if you don't!)
Interviews are starting today, on October 24th up until November 3rd, 2017 or until space fills up.
The VRF does not receive any renumeration for promoting this study. We are answerable only to our readers and to our own integrity. We keep our independence in the era of corporate lobbying, and we keep our sanity with a sense of humor.
How To Start A Vitiligo Support Group 26.09.2017
Starting a support group takes a lot of time and dedication. The ground work definitely needs to be in place before your first meeting is held. This downloadable guide from Shazaad Games, a VITFriends NY group co-leader, is a prime example of how a peer mediated vitiligo support group meeting should be conducted.
Family Fights for Family 08.09.2017
Gabby is one of those people that lights up a room the second she walks through the doors. Her personality and her smile truly define beauty. More admirably, Gabby kept that confidence through one of the most challenging self-image times of her life: Vitiligo. Continue reading
What is coming?
High-level Meeting on the Asian and Pacific Decade of People With Disabilities
The UN's Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in cooperation with the China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF), is organizing the High-lev...27 November 2017 09:00, Beijing, China
XXIV Master Class in Ha Noi, Vietnam
will be held alongside 3rd Indo China Dermatology Conference and the Annual Scientific Meeting Of Dermatology and Venereology of the VSDV. Details01 December 2017 09:00, Melia Hotel, 44 Ly Thuong Kiet, Ha...
What tests should be done?
No tests are usually necessary to make the diagnosis. The white patches may be seen more easily under Wood's light examination.
Can Scenesse be used for vitiligo treatment?
The drug Scenesse from Clinuvel has been tested in clinical trials in relation vitiligo. Profs. Henry Lim, Mark Lebwohl and coauthors reported (PubMed) results of mult...
I have vitiligo: will my children have vitiligo, too?
In some cases vitiligo seems to be inherited and run in families, with children whose parents have vitiligo being at increased risk of developing the condition themsel...
Our Bookstore opens in November 2017
VITILIGO: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND PROPHYLAXIS
This book is a practical, step-by-step guide for physicians. It contains a collection of protocols and tips regarding how to diagnose, treat and follow-up with vitiligo patients. Each of ten chapters features the experiences and opinions of vitiligo specialists from across the world – scientists, doctors and academics with vast experience and knowledge, who are all recognized as leaders in their field.
A NO-NONSENSE GUIDE TO VITILIGO
This book is for patients and their parents who want to be proactive in their skin health, able to communicate clearly with physicians and be confident about available treatment options. It includes: The hidden truth about vitiligo and its connection with other diseases, common household items, daily stress and environmental factors. What every parent of a child with vitiligo needs to know.