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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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Vitiligo is going mainstream: fashion and video games. 21.11.2015
Only a multi-million fashion conglomerate could afford to challenge taboos on issues like vitiligo and bring them to the mainstream, CNN reports . An insanely popular video game FALLOUT 4 now helps fight vitiligo stigma. In this version, which was sold in 12 million copies in its first 24 hours on the market, characters can have vitiligo to make their unique appearance (YouTube )
Quick Poll Results 07.11.2015
Last month we introduced the Quick Poll feature. These monthly poll questions will focus on important topic for vitiligo research and therapy development. The results from each poll will be available with the launch of subsequent poll and can be viewed at any time on the Quick Poll page.
In our first poll we asked visitors "Which factors contributed to your vitiligo onset?" We received 51 responses during a 23 day period.
Emotional Distress was the leading factor with 37% of the votes, followed by the Physical Skin Damage (22%), Sunburn (14%), Pregnancy or Childbirth (10%), Medication or Vaccination (6%), Hazardous Materials (6%).
Halloween Vitiligo Makeup 31.10.2015
Happy Halloween! Have FUN tonight by getting visual with vitiligo, like Tayma Adra in the photo.
Can you spare a few minutes to help us find cure for vitiligo? 28.10.2015
By taking a little time to fill in this brief questionnaire, you can help us find a cure for vitiligo. Your responses will be part of the clinical data we are gathering to speed up the new therapy development. The survey will take only about five minutes to complete.
What is coming?
XV Master Class On Vitiligo in New York
MASTERS OF VITILIGO AND PIGMENTATION When: Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 12:30-5 PMWhere: Mt Sinai Roosevelt Hospital Conference Rooms A-C; 1000 Tenth Ave., New YorkP...03 December 2015 12:00, 1000 Tenth Ave., New York
NY Vitiligo Support Group first meeting in 2016
Our next Vitiligo Support Group meeting be on Wednesday, January 6, at 6:30-8:00 PM, on the 11th floor of NYU's Ambulatory Care Center on 240 East 38th Street, between...06 January 2016 18:30, 240 E38St., New York, NY
Can chemicals cause vitiligo?
Yes, certain chemicals can, indeed, induce or worsen vitiligo. Most commonly they include phenols, such as 4-tertiary-butyl phenol (4-TBP, found in adhesives) or 4-ter...
Is vitiligo contagious?
Vitiligo is NOT contagious. It cannot be passed on or caught from touching someone with vitiligo, shaking hands, swimming in the same pool, sharing towels, sitting nex...
What's better: laser or phototherapy?
In a recent controlled study researchers assessed effect and safety of different laser and phototherapy treatments, such as excimer laser/light, narrowband UVB, UVA an...
I have a new job - should I tell colleagues about my vitiligo?
If you are starting a new job and you are concerned about stares and questions about your skin, try a proactive approach. When the time is right and you are feeling co...
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