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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Financial statements are now available online 23.03.2017
Even though most tax-exempt nonprofit organizations like ours do not pay federal taxes, they are required to file annual tax returns with the IRS. This informational reporting return is called a Form 990. VR Foundation is committed to transparency in financial reporting and also make it available online. You can view financial statements of other non-profits at Guidestar.org, an organization that compiles information about nonprofits.
VITSAF presents World Vitiligo Day Abuja 2017 15.03.2017
As we are gearing up towards the World Vitiligo Day 2017, the first announcement comes from Nigeria. WVD Abuja 2017 will be a fun filled two part event; A 5-10km hike, and a Purple Tunic Party themed "Difference is Beautiful". Check out VITSAF website for more details.
Funding opportunity for U.S. non-profit organizations 15.03.2017
We want be sure that you are aware of a unique new funding opportunity, with a tight deadline.
Last week, the National Institutes of Health announced a $5M project. It is aimed at US-based organizations interested in helping engage volunteers in the All of Us Research Program, with the ultimate goal of accelerating research and improving health. Read more
Many thanks to the Chief Scientific Director Dr. Igor Korobko 05.03.2017
The VR Foundation Board of Directors today announced the resignation of Igor Korobko, PhD, DSci, who has served as Chief Scientific Director of the organization since it's inception. Dr. Korobko had informed the Board he intended to resign and focus on his academic career at the end of 2016. And he felt that moving up his resignation date to after the AAD Congress in early March of 2017 would allow VRF to complete the ongoing projects and to facilitate VRF’s continuing focus on its broader mission. Continue reading
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
Polypodium leucotomos as an adjunct treatment for vitiligo?
Extracts of the tropical fern Polypodium leucotomos appear to possess beneficial properties for the vitiligious skin. Polypodium leucotomos (also classified as Polypo...
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...
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...
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 ...
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