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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Monograph on vitiligo treatments 23.09.2016
was presented at the XXI Master Class in Kazakhstan earlier today. It's a first ever comprehensive book on vitiligo in Kazakh, with translation in Russian and English. More
Alert! Crackdown on predatory scientific journals. 21.09.2016
In the last five years, open-access journals have popped up all over the Internet. Some of these publishers have deceived thousands of young and inexperienced researchers all over the world, costing them millions of dollars—and for many, their reputations. Continue
Throughout entire August, we asked our followers tag us in a picture on social media of their Vitiligo showing on their hands. Seeing all of the hands together in one powerful image represents a strong community and solid support; two things the Vitiligo Research Foundation stands for. Read more
Winnie Harlow: "Whatever is right for you is right. Period." 06.09.2016
Revitalizing the beauty landscape as we know it, 22-year-old supermodel Winnie Harlow has starred in numerous fashion campaigns in the EU and US, magazine spreads, Eminem and Sia's music video for "Guts Over Fear", Beyonce's "Lemonade,"- among many. She also deserves credit for raising vitiligo awareness to the unprecedented height, standing on the shoulders of those celebrities with vitiligo before her, like Michael Jackson or Lee Thomas.
If Winnie could get one message across to everyone in the world, it would be pretty simple: "Regardless of what race, what color, what sex, what nationality, what sexual orientation — regardless of who you are <…> whatever is right for you is right. Period.” This month, Winnie graces the cover of Marie Claire (Mexico) magazine. Read more on Facebook
What is coming?
Master Class on Vitiligo in Palestine
Pre-announcement: this master-class will be held alongside 15th Pan Arab Congress of Dermatology and Venereology, jointly with the 4th International Palestinian Congre...08 November 2016 09:00, Ramallah, Palestine
Vitiligo International Symposium in Rome
A two-day International Vitiligo Symposium is being organized by our colleagues Mauro Picardo and Alain Taieb. Registration and full details are here.02 December 2016 09:00, Rome, Italy
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...
I have a new job - should I tell colleagues about my vitiligo?
If you are starting a new job and you are concerned about stares and questions about your skin, try a proactive approach. When the time is right and you are feeling co...
Who is prone to vitiligo?
Vitiligo affects 0.5-2% of the population, and occurs in all races and all social levels. Vitiligo can affect people of all ages, but often starts between the ages of ...
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...
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