• 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

  • World map

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

  • How To Help


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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
World vitiligo day is now only weeks away and we're putting together a WVD calender, so send us your events, gathering and get togethers an... Read more
You are one of nearly half a million people to have signed our petition to the UN Secretary General, asking for June 25th to be officially... Read more
Famous personalities, who suffer from vitiligo
Lee Thomas, 4x Emmy Award Nominee. He is currently a weekday morning show anchor and entertainment "guru" at WJBK Fox 2 Detroit. He is also an author and motivational speaker that travels the world sharing his story while challenging people to live their best life no matter what the circumstances.
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.