We address every phase in the vitiligo drug discovery process, from basic research all the way to the clini...MORE
Vitiligo (pronounced vit-ill-EYE-go) is a generally unpredictable skin disease, which results in a loss of ...MORE
WORLD VITILIGO DAY
Conceived by patients for patients, the World Vitiligo Day is a truly global event that aims to increas...MORE
The VRF is harnessing the power of research, education, mass-collaboration and modern communication to ...MORE
ABC's Of Vitiligo
At the Vitiligo Research Foundation we may help you understand your skin condition, feel more in control, a...MORE
The World Vitiligo Map is a global directory that will provide you with information on the health care prov...MORE
Many celebrities have dealt with vitiligo while remaining in the public eye, maintaining a positive outlook...MORE
Vitiligo Art, Books, Music
Vitiligo is an on-going art project for artist Stephanie Corne, photographers Ariel Taub or Mina Sarenac, ...MORE
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
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The Vitiligo BioBank is a non-profit collection of biological samples and detailed clinical data, designed to facilitate medical research into vitiligo. The core asset of our unique Vitiligo Biobank is a large collection of well-organized hair, blood, serum and DNA samples, integrated with comprehensive clinical records.more
A remarkable disruptor, Chantelle is on stage at O2 Arena. 10.10.2014
"Remarkable Disruptors" is the theme of the inaugural TEDxTeen London that focuses the conversation on teens and their power to change the world. The motto of the conference is that "If you're good enough, you're old enough." There are literally thousands of ambitious teens striving to make their way in this super fast digital world and change it for good, but only few make it to TEDx Teen. Chantelle Brown-Young will be opening TEDx Teen talks with her incredible vitiligo story.
Heads-up for the VRF Newsletter, September 2014 15.09.2014
Vitiligo stats: a tidal wave 15.09.2014
Nichola Wong from UK has shared with us the recent stats of the number of search requests for "vitiligo" on Google from August 2012 through July 2014. Year-toYear, we see a steady rise of interest towards vitiligo, with an average of 368,000 monthly searches coming from the US (28%), Brazil (7.6%), UK (5.8%), France (4.8%), Mexico (4.2%), and the rest of the world (49.1%)
IRS Form 990 is now available 11.09.2014
VR Foundation is commired to transparency in its financial reporting as mandated by our mission and by our Board of Directors. Here is our most recent IRS Form 990 for the financial year 2013. The IRS Form 990 is the annual tax return that nonprofits in the US submit to the Internal Revenue Service. It provides detailed information about a nonprofit’s income, expenses and operational activities, allowing donors to evaluate how effectively the nonprofit is performing.
We’ve always believed the most efficient way to finding a cure for vitiligo is by directing as much grants funding as possible to the best and most innovative researchers. Not only do these grants promise to advance the understanding and treatment of vitiligo, but they are critical to attracting and retaining the interest of top scientists. Here is how we spend our donor dollars.
What is coming?
VITFriends Vitiligo Support Group meeting
VITFriends Vitiligo Support Group will host a meeting with a theme “We Are Designed To Be SEEN.” Special Guest is Dr. Vaneeta Sheth from Brigham and Women’s Hospital,...21 October 2014 17:30, Mattapan Public Library, Boston
NY Chapter VITFriends meeting
Support group meeting will be held @ the Brooklyn Public Library (Clinton Hill Branch) from 2-4 pm. If you would like to attend, please contact Pat (firstname.lastname@example.org...25 October 2014 02:00, 380 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn NY...
What is vitiligo?
Vitiligo (pronounced vit-ill-EYE-go) is a relatively common skin disease characterized by smooth, white, painless spots or patches on various parts of the body. It doe...
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...
What tests should be done?
No tests are usually necessary to make the diagnosis. The white patches may be seen more easily under Wood's light examination.
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...