• 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

    June 25th is a day of celebration of our lives and our community. The first World Vitiligo Day was held in 2011 and has since become an annual, global event. Over the years, its purpose has broadened from raising awareness of vitiligo to include recognition of the bullying, social neglect, psy...

  • Campaign 2016

    World Vitiligo Day 2016 was an upbeat and festive event that drew huge crowds around the world numbering thousands of participants and many more spectators.  This year two capital cities – Prague and Washington D.C. – were at the forefront of WVD 2016: Beautiful Pr...

  • Stories

    Personal stories shared by people with vitiligo and their family members. Please feel free to share your story, too. We are all here to help one another.

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


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 501785 signatures of the target 500000 (100.36%). Now let’s get 1 million signatures!

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Many of you ask general questions about the World Vitiligo Day campaign, so here is a rundown of the most common queries: How many sign...
June 25th is a day of celebration of our lives and our community. The first World Vitiligo Day was held in 2011 and has since become ...
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Long live the World Vitiligo Day!

June 25th is World Vitiligo Day - a date where millions of people across the world come together to increase awareness of vitiligo, fight prejudice and raise funds for research, support and education. 

The campaign headquarters 2017 will be in Sao Paulo, Brazil, under the presidency of Professor Paulo Cunha. He is well known for his unerring support for the World Vitiligo Day since it's inception and he does incredible work with underprivileged communities, including with many Amazonian tribes - who have no access to medical care or dermatological services. Details
Read about World Vitiligo Day 2016 and find out how you can get involved next year. Browse old Archives or inspiring Stories of people who took part. 

Photo: James Laban, Executive Secretary of Vitiligo Society of Kenya

We need you!
Let your voice be heard by signing our letter to the UN Secretary General. This asks the UN to officially designate June 25th as World Vitiligo Day. Over 500,000 people have already signed - hit the button above to join them and help us reach our 1 million signature target.
Famous personalities, who suffer from vitiligo
Eddie “Among Ed” Tongol Panlilio, A very dedicated and well-loved Roman-Catholic priest.
And many others


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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