• 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. World Vitiligo Day Goals Steering Committee Famous Vitiligans About Vitiligo Over 100 million people suffer from vitiligo as a result of the ...

  • Campaign

    The global vitiligo community is coming together on June 25th to celebrate World Vitiligo Day 2016. This year two capital cities – Prague and Washington D.C. – are at the forefront of WVD: Beautiful Prague, capital of the Czech Republic and a hotbed of dermatology ...

  • 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.

  • World map

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


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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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World Vitiligo Day is coming...

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. Events range from rallies, processions, street plays and parties to free skin check clinics and support group meetings. 

  • Discover more about World Vitiligo Day 2016 and find out how you can get involved. 
  • See pictures from previous events and read inspiring stories of people who took part. 
  • Sign our petition to have June 25th officially recognised as World Vitiligo Day by the UN. 
  • Follow the World Vitiligo Day Facebook page for regular updates. 

Discover the work of the non-profit VR Foundation - a leading sponsor of World Vitiligo Day, or see full list of collaborators and sponsors from all around the world.

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
Rasheed Abdul Wallace, An American professional basketball player, NBA All-Star team. Also known for his community support in homeland Detroit.
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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