World Vitiligo Day 2016 in Spain
On June 25th, members of 4LOVEprojects.org - Michael Jackson's fans Charity Foundation - gathered together in Barcelona to celebrate 'MJ World Cry & World Vitiligo Day 2016', to pay tribute to Michael and to join millions of people across the world to increase awareness of vitiligo, flight prejudice and raise funds for research, support and education.
Dressed in WVD-style T-shirts 'Rock With Us', the group celebrated it's first 'World Vitiligo Day - Rally Barcelona 2016', a Vitiligo enlightenment walk along the Ramblas and the ancient quarters to the Sagrada Familia Temple, the most emblematic place of our city. Thereafter, in Plaça Catalunya, the heart of Barcelona city, President Lydia Giménez-Lloret and other members of the foundation made speeches to increase awareness and express their support to people suffering the disease, the VR Foundation, and to encourage people attending the event to sign the petition letter 25june.org. A street play by MJ fans and their traditional candlelight night event with 'Heal the Wolrd' spontaneous chorus was the final expression of fan's L.O.V.E for Michael and support to those suffering vitiligo, on behalf of the global MJ Fan community.
We are also delighted to welcome Lydia Giménez-Llort, BSc. PhD, Researcher and Associate Professor at Medical Psychology Unit of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona as a member of the Steering Committee of the World Vitiligo Day 2017 campaign.
I support the petition to designate June 25 as Vitiligo World Day and save millions of people worldwide from social isolation and persecution.
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