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.
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