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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Casting call in NYC, Dec 10th. 22.11.2017
Looking for models with or without experience of all ages that have vitiligo.
Photoshoot will be held in New York city on Sunday Dec 10th. For inquires, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org
¿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.
What is coming?
11th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD
The 11th session Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, from 12 to 14 June 2018. Mo...12 June 2018 09:00, UN Plaza, New York
Master Class On Vitiligo In Pediatric Age
will be held alongside “International Forum on Paediatric Dermatology”, which will take place in Rome (Italy), on October 5-7, 2017. This is an exciting opportunity...06 October 2018 09:00, P.zza Giovanni Randaccio, 1 - Rome...
Polypodium leucotomos as an adjunct treatment for vitiligo?
Extracts of the tropical fern Polypodium leucotomos appear to possess beneficial properties for the vitiligious skin. Polypodium leucotomos (also classified as Polypo...
Dermaroller® use for vitiligo therapy
A derma-roller is a medical device that looks like a cylindrical shaped drum studded with very fine needles and is produced under several different names. It is used i...
How to get insurance coverage for vitiligo treatments?
Most of health insurance companies will initially reject claims for vitiligo doctor visits or phototherapy treatments but with enough efforts you can have a substantia...
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.