30.11.2012 | Michael Jackson planning on supporting vitiligo sufferers before his untimely death

Michael Jackson planning on supporting vitiligo sufferers before his untimely death

World Vitiligo Day is, as yet, not officially recognized internationally by governing institutions, but IT SHOULD BE, as it affects a huge percentage of the world population. The 25june.org World Vitiligo Day petition aims to rectify that and give support,understanding and awareness to the millions of sufferers worldwide. As the day on which Michael Jackson, the King of pop and one of the most influential pop culture figures of the 20th century, passed away, the 25th of June is also a fitting memorial to him as the misunderstanding, disbelief and ridicule he suffered epitomizes the daily difficulties faced by many with vitiligo. Michael himself, before he died had begun plans to give his support to the then very new drive to raise awareness and support vitiligans.

“For Michael Jackson, I can’t tell you more as it was an initiative of his former lawyer. My former boss (Pr JP Ortonne) was contacted by his lawyer, as they wanted to support projects for treating vitiligo. Everything was planed but it was finally canceled a couple of weeks before the first meeting as Michael Jackson had a change of lawyer…”

Help us stop the needless marginalization of millions and take a few minutes to sign the petition and make World Vitiligo Day an international celebration of  difference. Help raise awareness and give hope to millions.

Sign the petition and share it with as many people as you can. Help us make a change


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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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