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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VRF work @ the United Nations 13.06.2017
Vitiligo, among other several other debilitating skin diseases, is considered as a disability, and World Vitiligo Day is marked on the UN Calendar of Disability Events.
VR Foundation works across the United Nations to uphold the highest standards of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a landmark international treaty. It is a comprehensive human rights convention and international development tool, and is at the heart of the disability rights movement.
We believe this Convention is a real possibility for people with vitiligo have their existence and rights recognized by official representatives of a huge number of countries. Never before has there been such opportunity within the vitiligo community, and we are currently exploring frameworks and tools available to work for the benefit of people suffering from vitiligo worldwide.
Newsletter mid-May 2017 is on it's way out 16.05.2017
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Grey hair hint repigmentation strategy in vitiligo 16.05.2017
Researchers from University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas unintentionally discovered the mechanisms that give rise to hair graying and baldness, according to the recent publication in the journal Genes and Development. A parallel research from an international group supported by the VR Foundation developed a novel technique for repigmentation of senescence grey hair. These findings show promise for the development of new therapies for both grey hair and vitiligo.
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 is coming?
New York Vitiligo Community Meeting
Our next meeting will be after the World Vitiligo Day conference in Detroit on Thursday, July 20th, 2017, at 7PM - 8:30PM on the 11th floor of NYU's Ambulatory Care Ce...20 July 2017 19:00, 240 East 38th Street, New York, NY
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 t...06 October 2017 09:00, P.zza Giovanni Randaccio, 1 - Rome...
Why there is no drug for vitiligo yet?
Despite the dearth of medications available to treat psoriasis - a disease with similar prevalence numbers and impact on quality of life - vitiligo has no known cure o...
Will it spread?
The condition varies from person to person. Some people only get a few small, white patches that progress no further. Other people get bigger white patches that join u...
Can Ginkgo Biloba help with vitiligo?
Ginkgo Biloba extract seems to be a simple, safe and fairly effective therapy for arresting the progression of the vitiligo. Ginkgo Biloba is known to have anti-inflam...
Pyrostegia venusta as a folk medicine for vitiligo?
Pyrostegia venusta is a neotropical evergreen vine widely spread in Brazil throughout fields, at the coast, edge of the woods and along roadsides (see photo below). Po...
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