June 25th is a day of celebration of our lives and our community. The first World Vitiligo Day was held in 2011 and has since become an annual, global event. The campaign was born from the determination of non-profit organizations VR Foundation (USA) and VITSAF (Nigeria), and their supporters across the world, to bring this “forgotten” disease into the public eye, and to shine a light on challenges faced by those suffering from vitiligo.
Over the years, its purpose has broadened from raising awareness of vitiligo to include recognition of the bullying, social neglect, psychological trauma and disability of millions of people affected by vitiligo.
We want June 25th to be recognized by the United Nations as World Vitiligo Day. You can help us by signing our petition to the UN Secretary-General - read it below and make sure you go to www.25June.org and add your name to the 500,000+ who have already signed.
How did a small local event develop into a huge global movement in less than a decade?Read the World Vitiligo Day – A Brief History