21.01.2016 | World Vitiligo Day 2016 rally at the Capitol in Washington, DC on June 25th.

VITFriends is lead host for our celebration of World VITILIGO Day 2016 in Washington, DC. We would love to encourage ALL Vitiligo groups to plan to join us, in a STRONG show of support for and we bring Awareness of Vitiligo. 

Join VITFriends, VR Foundation, Vitiligo Bond, VStrong, V-Hue, Vitiligo NY, Sumter NC Vitiligo Group, Chicago Vitiligo Group, Vitiligo Working Group, Vitiligo Research Foundation, Maryland Vitiligo Group, Florida Vitiligo Group, Indiana Vitiligo Group, AVRF, along with a special guest, - Ogo Maduewesi from VITSAF (Nigeria), and many OTHERS for a UNIFIED rally to remember.

We truly believe that the time is RIGHT, in light of all that we have seen from America's Next Top Model, The Pope's USA visit and his encounter with someone with Vitiligo and more, it is truly our time to shine the light on Vitiligo. 

Please, let us hear your concerns, we need to know if you will attend. As we await details about permits, please let us know by completing the registration and application information below. 

Finally, please write your representative in the Congress and let them know of our plans and invite them to join us on the mall. We would certianly love to get their comments/concerns as well. Please register for rally here and let us know that we may count on you. 

If you have specific questions, please email at: rossy@vitfriends.org

World Vitiligo Day 2016 rally at the Capitol


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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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