WORLD VITILIGO DAY
Conceived by patients for patients, the World Vitiligo Day is a truly global event that aims to increase awareness of vitiligo and raise funds needed for research and education. VR Foundation's ambitious goal is to mark World Vitiligo Day on June 25 as a date to be observed annually by the United Nations and member states.
Who is behind it?
The idea of a World Vitiligo Day was first put forward by Steve Haragadon, the founder of the Vitiligo Friends network from USA and then later developed by Ogo Maduewesi, a vitiligo patient who is the Founder and Executive Director of the Vitiligo Support and Awareness Foundation in Nigeria. In early 2012, the VR Foundation has launched the 25June campaign.
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We, the undersigned, are just the few of estimated over 100 million people living, working, caring for our children and families all over the world, with this neglected disease, vitiligo » » »
There are many activities, ideas as well as sponsorship opportunities that can be pursued by individuals worldwide on June 25th » » »
Getting global recognition can take years of painstaking work, usually behind the scenes, by dedicated people focusing on nothing else.
Last year, the World Vitiligo Day was celebrated in a series of synchronized events around the world. These have ranged from the distribution of leaflets to large events, which have made each World Vitiligo Day a huge success and generated worldwide media interest. Detailed report >>>
It started with the press conference in Rome on June 22nd, continued with free dermatology consultations across Italy over the weekend, rolled into street events in Brazil and Nigeria, appeared on media radars and screens in Botswana, Chad, China, Czech, France, India, Macedonia, the UK and USA on June 25th, and finished at the national dermatology congress in Russia on June 26th » » »
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?
Stay tuned as the 1,500 World Vitiligo Day T-shirts get manufactured and customized by the generous donor. We will distribute a limited number of inspirational Tees am...15 May 2014 10:42, New York, NY
How is my donation used?
Thanks to the generous donations of individuals and companies in Fiscal Year 2013 the Vitiligo Research Foundation was able to accomplish: Research The VRF has inves...
Is there a special diet for vitiligo?
There is no medical evidence of any link between diet and vitiligo. Therefore no dietary changes are recommended. A scientific paper published in 2003 showed promising...
I have vitiligo: will my children have vitiligo, too?
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Gluten-free diet for vitiligo?
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