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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April's newsletter highlights 27.04.2017
The VRF newsletter is an excellent way to quickly consume news on vitiligo, lifestyle and skincare in general, in an educational and entertaining way. It usually goes out on the last weekend of every month, and occasionally, in the middle of the month, too. We'll challenge you with different points of view on healthcare, and inspire you to learn more about the skin you’re in, and the world around you. There are no animations, videos, or click-baity images to annoy you - it’s just the news and the facts, served up with a healthy of dose sarcasm and a splash of humor.
What you may have missed in the newsletter last month. 02.04.2017
I’m sure you feel there is too much information floating around. And turning this sea of data into anything meaningful on any subject requires more effort than most people’s available time, energy or memory. Not to mention the fact that half of studies you read about in the news are wrong, anyways, - but which one is true?
That's why each month I scour the web to ensure you never miss anything worthwhile on vitiligo health and lifestyle. And I put some great stuff for you in the newsletter, which I’m confident will brighten up your weekend. Here is just a snippet of what you may have missed last month
Hello, this Oscar Heredia. 30.03.2017
It began in my freshmen year of high school during track and field in spring. It started off as a small white spot on my left knuckle. I thought that it was a very cool and unique look. It wasn’t until someone pointed it out with disgust in their voice that I started feeling self-conscious about it. Thus my psychological struggle began.
Financial statements FY2016 are now available online 23.03.2017
Even though most tax-exempt nonprofit organizations like ours do not pay federal taxes, they are required to file annual tax returns with the IRS. This informational reporting return is called a Form 990.
VR Foundation is committed to transparency in financial reporting and make it available online here.
Financial statements of every major vitiligo support organization from the U.S. are also available at Guidestar.org, an organization that compiles information about nonprofits.
What is coming?
VITFriends Fundraising and Awareness Concert in Boston
Featuring: M.C. - Mary-dith Tuitt Jazz vocalist - Katani Summer Steel drum instrumentalist - Justin Petty Vocalist - Emily Orji and Dr. Victor Huan...30 April 2017 14:30, Salvation Army Kroc Center, 650 Du...
Vitiligo Walk-A-Thon in Fort Dallas
The annual Vitiligo Walkathon is organized by Dallas Fort Worth Vitiligo Support Group on May 20, 2017. This is an event held to raise awareness about vitiligo in the...20 May 2017 09:00, Dallas, Texas
Is there a traditional medicine to treat vitiligo?
During the last decades, new methods of therapeutic research, ethno-botany and ethno-pharmacology and even archeo-pharmacology (PubMed), have been used extensively to ...
Is there a special diet for vitiligo?
We have specifically looked into claims that some food supplements or special diet may ease symptoms of vitiligo, or completely reverse it, and found no firm scientifi...
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...
How long does it take to treat vitiligo?
Treatment results will vary by person and type of vitiligo. The rule of thumb is that you will need to allow at least 3 to 6 months before you begin to see results fro...
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