• 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 dealt with vitiligo while remaining in the public eye, maintaining a positive outlook, and having a successful career. Lee Thomas, 4x Emmy Award Nominee. He is currently a weekday morning show anchor and entertainment "guru" at WJBK Fox 2 Detroit. He is ...

  • 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

  • World map

    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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News and Updates
23.04.2014 |
Another support group, this time in Kazakhstan. Fantastic https://www.facebook.com/groups/478117638954625/ Read more
17.04.2014 | New Support groups
It's always awesome to see new support groups forming. Support is the most important tool in dealing with vitiligo, so a huge congratulatio... Read more
Famous personalities, who suffer from vitiligo
Fez Whatley (Todd Hilliard), Talk radio host and comedian, who co-hosts The Ron and Fez Show.
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.