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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VRF work @ the United Nations 13.06.2017
Vitiligo, among other several other debilitating skin diseases, is considered as a disability, and World Vitiligo Day is marked on the UN Calendar of Disability Events.
VR Foundation works across the United Nations to uphold the highest standards of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a landmark international treaty. It is a comprehensive human rights convention and international development tool, and is at the heart of the disability rights movement.
We believe this Convention is a real possibility for people with vitiligo have their existence and rights recognized by official representatives of a huge number of countries. Never before has there been such opportunity within the vitiligo community, and we are currently exploring frameworks and tools available to work for the benefit of people suffering from vitiligo worldwide.
Newsletter mid-May 2017 is on it's way out 16.05.2017
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Grey hair hint repigmentation strategy in vitiligo 16.05.2017
Researchers from University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas unintentionally discovered the mechanisms that give rise to hair graying and baldness, according to the recent publication in the journal Genes and Development. A parallel research from an international group supported by the VR Foundation developed a novel technique for repigmentation of senescence grey hair. These findings show promise for the development of new therapies for both grey hair and vitiligo.
April's newsletter highlights 27.04.2017
The VRF newsletter is an excellent way to quickly consume news on vitiligo, lifestyle and skincare in general, in an educational and entertaining way. It usually goes out on the last weekend of every month, and occasionally, in the middle of the month, too. We'll challenge you with different points of view on healthcare, and inspire you to learn more about the skin you’re in, and the world around you. There are no animations, videos, or click-baity images to annoy you - it’s just the news and the facts, served up with a healthy of dose sarcasm and a splash of humor.
What is coming?
World Vitiligo Day celebration conference in Detroit, USA
U.S. World Vitiligo Day 2017 Theme: "Step Up for Vitiligo: A Call for Truth, Hope and Change!" Reflecting the mission of the “Step Up for Vitiligo” campaign that came...23 June 2017 18:00, Detroit, Michigan, USA
New York Vitiligo Community Meeting
Our next meeting will be after the World Vitiligo Day conference in Detroit on Thursday, July 20th, 2017, at 7PM - 8:30PM on the 11th floor of NYU's Ambulatory Care Ce...20 July 2017 19:00, 240 East 38th Street, New York, NY
Will it spread?
The condition varies from person to person. Some people only get a few small, white patches that progress no further. Other people get bigger white patches that join u...
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...
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...
Can a gluten-free diet help with vitiligo?
Gluten is the spongy complex of proteins found in wheat, rye and barley, which puffs up when baked with yeast. It is important to realize there are three different...
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