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.
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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?
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
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...
What tests should be done?
No tests are usually necessary to make the diagnosis. The white patches may be seen more easily under Wood's light examination.
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...