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 that 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 vitiligo sufferers across ...more
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#1! Vitiligo Finally Tops Amazon Dermatology Section 06.02.2018
This sends yet another message to Big Pharma that vitiligo has a strong, well organized community of patients looking for effective treatments. And it will soon be joining forces with another group - the Vitiligo Working Group - at the annual AAD meeting in San Diego.
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Live Facebook session today 25.01.2018
We'll answer 10 most frequently asked questions about vitiligo today. Join Facebook Live event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1947122275302199
Short Vitiligo Group Survey 23.01.2018
NY Vitiligo Support Group is conducting a brief online survey.
This brief survey contains 24 questions that ask about living with vitiligo. The goal of this survey is to determine how much your skin has affected you over the past month. The survey should take approximately 5-15 minutes to complete. All responses will be kept anonymous. This data will be used to help the vitiligo community and spread awareness.
Please complete the survey if you have attended at least one of any group's meetings, and are over 18 years old. For details, contact email@example.com
New Features to Expect in 2018 10.01.2018
It seems like a long time ago now (the holiday season has a way of stretching time in strange ways), but we sent you our newsletter just before the New Year with a sneak peek of our activities for this year.
To recap, we are switching to a monthly email newsletter and weekly Facebook posts — unless you all write in to say ‘No, Thanks’ or if the vitiligo world has very little of substance to report. You will receive regular news on vitiligo research, therapies, products, self-help, Q&A, with a touch of a gossip-celebrity-lifestyle-stuff.
Occasionally we’ll have longer submissions on a specific topic, but that will be an exception to the rule and because the topic merits additional coverage. New products will hopefully be a regular section. We will be listing Vitiligo News contributors at the end of each edition.
Stay tuned for Vitiligo News!
What is coming?
The Step Up for Vitiligo Gala
Dallas-Fort Worth Vitiligo Support Group is organizing  'The Step Up for Vitiligo Gala' which will take place on April 28th in Austin, Texas at UT-Austin.  ...28 April 2018 12:00, Austin, Texas at UT-Austin
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
Are there any famous people with vitiligo?
Many celebrities have dealt with vitiligo while remaining in the public eye, maintaining a positive outlook, and having a successful career. Here are a few courageous ...
Can a gluten-free diet help with vitiligo?
It's very unlikely. We have specifically looked into claims that gluten-free diet may ease symptoms of vitiligo, or completely reverse it, and found no firm scientific...
How can I explain vitiligo to my children?
Vitiligo can be puzzling for a child because a person who has it isn't "ill" in a common sense.  To choose the right words to explain vitiligo diagnosis to a chi...
VITILIGO: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND PROPHYLAXIS
This book is a practical, step-by-step guide for general practitioners. 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.
379 pages with color illustrations, charts and tables.
A NO-NONSENSE GUIDE TO VITILIGO
In this book, Yan Valle – author, spokesperson and CEO of Vitiligo Research Foundation – cuts through the myths and misinformation that surround vitiligo to tell you what you really need to know. A thoroughly researched, easy-to-read and jargon-free guide to vitiligo – this is essential reading for vitiligo patients, or anyone interested in the condition.