Ironman Kyle McElroy supports vitiligo fundraising
It’s now 2014, and it’s time to announce the charity I will race for this year. The one I’ve selected for this year touches someone very close to my heart, really to my very existence. <...> There are numerous stories of Ironman athletes racing to raise money to support cherished charities, from research to cure cancer and heart disease to raising awareness of post-partum depression. <...>
The charity I will support this year, and into the future, is the Vitiligo Research Foundation. Hopefully, research will produce a breakthrough that will provide more effective treatments, or even a cure, for this disease. It may not be cancer or heart disease, but millions of people, especially kids, suffer social isolation as a result of having this disease. That isolation can be very difficult to endure. Bringing them a cure would be a wonderful thing.
Abstract and photo from Kyle McLeroy's blog. Continue reading Kyle's IM Adventure » » »
What is the Ironman?
An extreme challenge for the supremely fit, the Ironman Triathlon consists of a 2.4-mile (3.9-kilometer) swim, a 112-mile (180-kilometer) bike ride and a 26.2-mile (42.1-kilometer) run. It's been said that just finishing is a victory! It began as a challenge to see if the fittest athletes were cyclists, runners or swimmers, and has grown in popularity since 1978. Ironman races take place on the most scenic and challenging landscapes around the world.
Ironman Coeur d'Alene 2014 is on Sunday, June 29th.
I support the petition to designate June 25 as Vitiligo World Day and save millions of people worldwide from social isolation and persecution.
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
Why there is no drug for vitiligo yet?
Despite the dearth of medications available to treat psoriasis - a disease with similar prevalence numbers and impact on quality of life - vitiligo has no known cure o...
Can Scenesse be used for vitiligo treatment?
The drug Scenesse from Clinuvel has been tested in clinical trials in relation vitiligo. Profs. Henry Lim, Mark Lebwohl and coauthors reported (PubMed) results of mult...
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...
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...