World Vitiligo Day Washington Rally 2016 Program
Friday meeting on June 24, 2016
8:00 pm: M/C - Patricia Rossy (NY) & Kim Boyd-Jackson (MI)
8:05 pm: Prayer of Blessing - Bishop William Cooper, AZ
8:08 pm: WELCOME – VITFriends President – Valarie Molyneaux
8:12 pm: State/Group Leader Recognition - Kim Boyd-Jackson
8:17 pm: Sumter Vitiligo Support Group - Tiffany Jefferson, Founder
8:20 pm: DINNER
9:00 pm: Dr. Nada Elbuluk, NYU and Nancy Balik Fitzgerald, CA
9:03 pm: Video: Vitiligo Truth and Discussion
9:30 pm: America Vitiligo Research Foundation - Stella Pavlides
9:35 pm: Vitiligo Working Group - Dr. Richard Huggins, MI
9:45 pm: Fearfully & Wonderfully Made - Denise Blanks, AS, LPN
9:50 pm: Documentary INFO: Justin Hall, AL - Grind Digital Studio
10:00 - 10:45 pm: Vitiligo Fashion Show - Sponsored by Vitiligo Bond
Our Models include:
- April Star Brittney LaRue Cawanda Evans
- Perry Whaley Charon Jones Joshua Hampton
- Tiffany Grant Katrina Christian
Saturday, June 25, 2016 Breakfast Meeting
8:30 am - 10:00 am: Open Floor.
Comments, updates, T-shirts
World Vitiligo Day 2016 Rally
11:00 am: Meet - Greet - Tee Shirt Distribution
12:00 pm: M/C - Natasha Pierre-McCarthy and Valarie Molyneaux
12:10 pm: Welcome to Washington, D.C. - Mayor Muriel Bowser
12:20 pm: Prayer of Blessing - Rev. Dr. Wallace Henry, Event Assistant, DC
12:25 pm: Musical Selection - Bishop Cooper, AZ
12:35 pm: What is Vitiligo - Dr. John Harris, MA - Vitiligo Research Clinic
12:45 pm: What is World Vitiligo Day - Ogo Maduewesi, VITSAF, Nigeria
12:55 pm: Research Updates - Yan Valle, NY - Vitiligo Research Foundation, NY
1:05 pm: My Vitiligo Journey - Lee Thomas, Fox TV 2 - Detroit, MI
1:15 pm: The Status of the National Vitiligo Act - Vicki Tiahrt, KS
1:25 pm: My Vitiligo Journey - April STAR, Model, FL
1:35 pm: Our Children - Standing STRONG Together - Khori Muckle (NJ) and Shaun Gaskins (PA)
1:40 pm: Medical Updates: Vitiligo Working Group - Dr. Desai, TX
1:50 pm: My Vitiligo Journey - Mrs Alicia Roufs, MN
2:00 pm: Musical Selection - Bishop William Cooper, AZ
2:10 pm: My Vitiligo Journey - Louise Moore, SC
2:20 pm: Born to Rise - Aiesha Robinson, Montreal, Canada 2:20
2:30 pm: Updates/2017 WVD - Barbara Hamilton, Secretary, MA
2:40 pm: Musical Selections: Vitti, Sunshine, FL
3:00 pm: Thank you! - All MC of the Weekend
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
What causes vitiligo?
The precise cause of vitiligo is not well understood. The white areas appear due to loss of the pigment (melanin) that gives skin its color and protects it from the su...
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...
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.
How to get insurance coverage for vitiligo treatments?
Most of health insurance companies will initially reject claims for vitiligo doctor visits or phototherapy treatments but with enough efforts you can have a substantia...