News - 24 May `16Google's Doodle For World Vitiligo Day

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Here's a sample letter to the allmighty Google on the special doodle for the World Vitiligo Day:

<Your or Organization Name, Logo>
 
Attn: <Ryan Germick>
Mountain View HQ
1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043
 
May <…>, <...>
 
Dear Ryan:

I am writing to ask for your support in fighting the skin disease vitiligo. Not with money, but through one of your famous Google Doodles.

A Google Doodle to mark World Vitiligo Day on June 25th would make a huge difference to the millions worldwide who suffer from this horrible, but all too common disease.

Let me explain more: Vitiligo is a long-term condition that causes pale, white patches to develop on the skin. It affects one in every hundred people to some degree – around 100 million people worldwide. It can strike anyone at any age, but normally develops before twenty - meaning many children are living with vitiligo.

Sufferers are often isolated and bullied, and vitiligo can lead to depression, alcoholism, self-harm and suicidal thoughts. We know little about its causes or how it can be prevented and treated.

Frankly, it’s a neglected condition – both in terms of public awareness and financial support into research, as we get nothing from government or the big pharma companies.

That’s why we desperately need your help. World Vitiligo Day is our day in the limelight – a chance to publicise the plight of vitiligo sufferers and boost the search for a cure.

Researchers, doctors and leaders of patient support groups from five continents give their time to run free clinics, meetings, street plays, rallies and fundraisers on June 25th. More importantly, it gives strength and succour to vitiligo sufferers worldwide. It is their day – a chance to come together, have fun and raise funds through processions, carnivals and parties.

A Google Doodle on June 25th would be a huge boost for World Vitiligo Day. It would be a ray of light for over hundred million people who suffer from this devastating disease and their family members. Seeing a World Vitiligo Day Google Doodle would mean an awful lot, bringing both hope and happiness.

I hope you can help - your support would mean the world to us all.

Yours sincerely,


<Signature here>

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