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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What you may have missed in the newsletter last month. 02.04.2017
I’m sure you feel there is too much information floating around. And turning this sea of data into anything meaningful on any subject requires more effort than most people’s available time, energy or memory. Not to mention the fact that half of studies you read about in the news are wrong, anyways, - but which one is true?
That's why each month I scour the web to ensure you never miss anything worthwhile on vitiligo health and lifestyle. And I put some great stuff for you in the newsletter, which I’m confident will brighten up your weekend. Here is just a snippet of what you may have missed last month
Hello, this Oscar Heredia. 30.03.2017
It began in my freshmen year of high school during track and field in spring. It started off as a small white spot on my left knuckle. I thought that it was a very cool and unique look. It wasn’t until someone pointed it out with disgust in their voice that I started feeling self-conscious about it. Thus my psychological struggle began.
Financial statements FY2016 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 make it available online here.
Financial statements of every major vitiligo support organization from the U.S. are also available 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.
What is coming?
VITFriends Fundraising and Awareness Concert in Boston
Featuring: M.C. - Mary-dith Tuitt Jazz vocalist - Katani Summer Steel drum instrumentalist - Justin Petty Vocalist - Emily Orji and Dr. Victor Huan...30 April 2017 14:30, Salvation Army Kroc Center, 650 Du...
Vitiligo Walk-A-Thon in Fort Dallas
The annual Vitiligo Walkathon is organized by Dallas Fort Worth Vitiligo Support Group on May 20, 2017. This is an event held to raise awareness about vitiligo in the...20 May 2017 09:00, Dallas, Texas
Dermaroller® use for vitiligo therapy
A derma-roller is a medical device that looks like a cylindrical shaped drum studded with very fine needles and is produced under several different names. It is used i...
How can I cure vitiligo?
There is no cure for vitiligo, but there are a number of effective treatment options that can be discussed with your GP or dermatologist. The aim of treatment is to st...
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...
Can chemicals cause vitiligo?
Yes, certain chemicals can, indeed, induce or worsen vitiligo. Most commonly they include phenols, such as 4-tertiary-butyl phenol (4-TBP, found in adhesives) or 4-ter...
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