08.07.2014 | World Vitiligo Day exceeds all expectations

World vitiligo day 2014 was all about getting involved. As a volunteer awareness advocacy project with support from the charity Vitiligo research foundation, and no famous names or major funders to really lend support, world vitiligo day has always been a grass roots celebration by the people, for the people.


This year though, literally thousands took the initiative to spread awareness locally or on the world wide Web. b e Ave individuals shared photos for the first time and became a part of our efforts to spread support and awareness around the world.
New support groups have been springing up everywhere and we did our best this year to try and get t-shirts to as many of them as possible.


In Chandigarh the festivities were massive with thousands taking part and with such support and love abound, we can be sure that 2015 in Brazil is going to be even bigger.
Thank you to all who took part, organized events, made t shirts and banners, signed the petition, posted comments and photos, or just generally demonstrated support.
Stay tuned for more detailed reports over the next few days and please send in your wvd photos as you can.
peace and love,
the world vitiligo day team :)



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Why Is It Important

There are a lot of people who don't want you to stand up for your rights and demand a cure. They say vitiligo is not life threatening and not contagious, and you must embrace a life of a pariah, hiding yourself from sunlight and from the society.

Vitiligo is an under-researched disease resulting in milky white skin patches on the skin. The breadth and complexity of the disease require international collaboration in therapy development. The severity of the disease calls for national healthcare support.

So, speak up for your condition and your rights. Sign the letter to tell the UN Secretary-General that you want recognition and support. It would be appreciated if you could give every member of your family or group an opportunity for signing.

Signatures count

We have collected 503195 signatures of the target 500000 (100.64%). Now let’s get 1 million signatures!


Firmly committed to curing Vitiligo, the VR Foundation is a non-profit organization funding and fast-tracking medical research globally. We challenge the disease of vitiligo with educational and medicinal enlightenment. We care; we educate; we advance knowledge. We are the VR Foundation.

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