• What is vitiligo?

    Vitiligo (pronounced vit-ill-EYE-go) is an unpredictable, generally progressive skin disease, which results in a loss of inherited skin color over the lifetime of the person. Vitiligo is a non-lethal, non-contagious disease and it does not cause any organic harm, but it has a devastating effec...

  • Famous Vitiligans

    Many celebrities have had to deal with having vitiligo while living in the public eye, maintaining a positive outlook, and having a successful career. Here are a few courageous famous people who face vitiligo in the public eye: Top model, Winnie Harlow (photo, right) from Toronto...

  • About

    World Vitiligo Day is an annual day specially dedicated to people with vitiligo. Conceived by patients for patients, World Vitiligo Day is a truly global event that aims to increase awareness of vitiligo and raise funds needed for research and education. The idea of a World Vitiligo Day wa...

  • Stories

    Personal stories from people with vitiligo, and their family members. Please feel free to share your stories and your support. We are all here to helpone another.

  • Gallery

    Beautiful Vitiligo Faces

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    Vitiligo affects close to 100 million people worldwide, yet there is no cure in sight.  

  • How To Help


Petition Letter

I support the petition to designate

June 25

as Vitiligo World Day and save millions of people worldwide from social isolation and persecution.

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We have collected 485314 signatures of the target 500000

News and Updates
Check out all of the events that happened this years on World Vitiligo Day in Chandigarh http://www.videoflakes.tv/wvday2014 Read more
World vitiligo day 2014 was all about getting involved. As a volunteer awareness advocacy project with support from the charity Vitiligo resear... Read more
Famous personalities, who suffer from vitiligo
Rasheed Abdul Wallace, An American professional basketball player, NBA All-Star team. Also known for his community support in homeland Detroit.
And many others

June 25th is a significant date in the vitiligo calendar because it marks the passing date of Michael Jackson, the King Of Pop and a long-time vitiligo sufferer.


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.