World Vitiligo Day 2017 celebrations in Detroit
As I write, celebrations are underway all over the world. We just wrapped three days of US national celebrations - themed “Step Up for Vitiligo: A call for Truth, Hope and Change.” The event was led by Dr. Richard Huggins, powered by Lee Thomas and his Clarity Foundation and hosted by the V-Strong Vitiligo Support Group. Also, Prof. Jorge Luis Perez from Holguin has added a distinct Cuban flavor to our large party.
Further south in Brazil - host country of the 2017 World Vitiligo Day HQ - emotions and energy are running satisfyingly high. WVD President Prof. Paulo Cunha and his team of enthusiasts are raising awareness for vitiligo across national TV, social media and on the street.
We'll update this page with news and reports from all over the world soon.
Meeting room for vitiligo activists in Southfield, MI
Lee Thomas delivered an outstanding talk on vitiligo with a healthy dose of humor.
Three top vitiligo specialists: Amit Pandya, Iltefat Hamzavi and John Harris
Chair of Dermatology Department at Henry Ford Hospital Prof. Henry Lim welcomes participants of the meeting.
Erika Page, a Baltimore-born writer and blogger with a big heart for girls with vitiligo.
Valarie Molyneaux, President of VITFriends from Boston, MA
Dr. Richard Huggins in a Q&A session with Lee Thomas
Books for kids on vitiligo
A standing ovation to Kim Boyle for organizing World Vitiligo Day event in Detroit
Lee Thomas interviews Prof. Jorge Luis Perez from Cuba, a leader of the national support group VITAMIGOS
Valarie Molyneaux gives advice on how to set up a vitiligo support group
Thumbs up to Lee Thomas, a driving force of the national World Vitiligo Day celebrations!
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?
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