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 January 2017 28.01.2017
Whether you take care of other people’s skin or your own, I’m sure there’s things you’d like to achieve or do better in 2017. We'll take a look at a few positive ways to reach that next level, debunk common myths and un-healthy advice, find out how fast your skin is aging and talk about prize draw in our monthly newsletter.
Deceptive curcumin, JAK inhibitors and simvastatin 28.01.2017
Don't scramble to get curcumin, simvastatin or JAK inhibitors for vitiligo. There’s always a chance that they will work in some people, and we just haven’t figured out exactly who that is yet. Nature and Dr. John Harris report a cautionary tale of recent clinical trials in our newsletter.
Summary of upcoming online policy changes. 27.01.2017
Since we plugged in Google Analytics in 2012, our web sites served well over 1.2 million users. Over half of our web traffic is now mobile. We survived several nasty cyber attacks. We are now implementing new technologies to better serve and empower vitiligo patients, to create even more change in the community. To that end, we're making some key updates to our policies that we'd like to share with you. The updated Terms of Service will take effect on February 1, 2017. Because many of you are allergic to legalese, here’s a plain English summary for your convenience.
World Vitiligo Day 2017 25.01.2017
As we started preparations for it's seventh year activities, Natasha Pierre shared with us proclamations that Vitiligo Bond has received in support of the World Vitiligo Day in 2016. Signed by 18 US Governors from: Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia.
Theme this year is: Step Up for Vitiligo: A Call for Truth, Hope & Change! V-Strong and VITFriends support groups will host the main U.S. event in Detroit on June 23-25, check www.wvddetroit2017.com for details.
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
I have vitiligo: will my children have vitiligo, too?
In some cases vitiligo seems to be inherited and run in families, with children whose parents have vitiligo being at increased risk of developing the condition themsel...
What's better: laser or phototherapy?
In a recent controlled study researchers assessed effect and safety of different laser and phototherapy treatments, such as excimer laser/light, narrowband UVB, UVA an...
How to get insurance coverage for vitiligo treatments?
Most of health insurance companies will initially reject claims for vitiligo doctor visits or phototherapy treatments but with enough efforts you can have a substantia...
Isn't it just a cosmetic disorder?
Like it or not, we live in a society where appearance matters. It should come as no surprise that vitiligo impacts on the psychological well-being and quality of life ...
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