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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Newsletter December 2016: Great memories of the past year. 09.01.2017
It’s a perfect time to reflect on what’s happened in 2016. There’s been some notable achievements - VR Foundation has become a consultative member of the UN ECOSOC and World Vitiligo Day is now on the UN Calendar of disability events! The U.S. Congress is also re-considering the National Vitiligo Control Act. Read more
World Vitiligo Day is now marked on the UN Calendar 08.12.2016
June 25 now marks World Vitiligo Day on the UN Calendar of Disabilities Events! This is a milestone achievement worthy a big celebration. Next stop, recognition by the UN General Assembly. Avanti!
Report and photos from XX Master Class On Vitiligo in Rome 06.12.2016
Nearly 50 representatives of international dermatological societies and support groups, and also healthcare officials and doctors attended the Winter Consensus Conference and Master Class on December 4, 2016. The theme of the meeting was Working Towards Common Actions at the United Nations. Read more
Newsletter November 2016 06.12.2016
What is coming?
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...
Master Class On Vitiligo alongside the World Congress Of Dermatology
The Italian Society of Dermatology will host the 24th World Congress of Dermatology in Milan, Italy, under the auspices of the International League of Dermatological ...10 June 2019 09:00, Milan, Italy
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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