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 that 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 vitiligo sufferers across ...more
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New Features to Expect in 2018 10.01.2018
It seems like a long time ago now (the holiday season has a way of stretching time in strange ways), but we sent you our newsletter just before the New Year with a sneak peek of our activities for this year.
To recap, we are switching to a monthly email newsletter and weekly Facebook posts — unless you all write in to say ‘No, Thanks’ or if the vitiligo world has very little of substance to report. You will receive regular news on vitiligo research, therapies, products, self-help, Q&A, with a touch of a gossip-celebrity-lifestyle-stuff.
Occasionally we’ll have longer submissions on a specific topic, but that will be an exception to the rule and because the topic merits additional coverage. New products will hopefully be a regular section. We will be listing Vitiligo News contributors at the end of each edition.
Stay tuned for Vitiligo News!
Happy Holidays everyone! 24.12.2017
We wish you a very Happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year. We hope your holidays will be filled with joy and laughter through the New Year. We are so grateful to have people like you in our lives.
Vitiligo News 2018 survey: on making us less unreadable. 16.12.2017
Can you spare one minute to tell us what concerns you most?
We want to be sure that you receive value from your free subscription to Vitiligo News, our Facebook posts, newsletters and other publications.
Asked another way: What is it that we might be able to help you with?
Ultimately, all of our content is for you, so your opinion is incredibly valuable.
So please, take a moment to answer a three-question survey here about the topics you’d like us to focus on by visiting our Facebook page, or following this link: https://tinyurl.com/ybeo2dng
Your input will remain anonymous and would be incredibly valuable to us and vitiligo community.
Casting call in NYC, Dec 10th. 22.11.2017
Looking for models with or without experience of all ages that have vitiligo.
Photoshoot will be held in New York city on Sunday Dec 10th. For inquires, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is coming?
Expert Answers Most Frequently Asked Questions about Vitiligo
Join us for a Live Facebook event with Erika Page from Living Dappled. We'll bust common myths about vitiligo and answer your most frequently asked questions. Date: J...25 January 2018 12:00, Facebook Live
First NY Vitiligo Community Group meeting of 2018
will be on Thursday, February 8th, from 7PM - 8:30PM on the 11th floor of NYU's Ambulatory Care Center at 240 East 38th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenue Since this ...08 February 2018 07:00, NYU's Ambulatory Care Center at 24...
How long does it take to treat vitiligo?
Treatment results will vary by person and type of vitiligo. The rule of thumb is that you will need to allow at least 3 to 6 months before you begin to see results fro...
What causes vitiligo?
Surprisingly, the causes of vitiligo are yet to be precisely established. Researchers know the cause is pre-wired in your genes, just waiting for a bad luck momen...
I have vitiligo: will my children have vitiligo, too?
Children born to parents who both have the disorder are more likely to develop vitiligo.  However, most children will not get vitiligo even if one parent has it....
VITILIGO: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND PROPHYLAXIS
This book is a practical, step-by-step guide for general practitioners. It contains a collection of protocols and tips regarding how to diagnose, treat and follow-up with vitiligo patients. Each of ten chapters features the experiences and opinions of vitiligo specialists from across the world – scientists, doctors and academics with vast experience and knowledge, who are all recognized as leaders in their field.
379 pages with color illustrations, charts and tables.
A NO-NONSENSE GUIDE TO VITILIGO
In this book, Yan Valle – author, spokesperson and CEO of Vitiligo Research Foundation – cuts through the myths and misinformation that surround vitiligo to tell you what you really need to know. A thoroughly researched, easy-to-read and jargon-free guide to vitiligo – this is essential reading for vitiligo patients, or anyone interested in the condition.