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?
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
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...
Is there a traditional medicine to treat vitiligo?
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What is vitiligo?
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