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    This year’s theme is to communicate hope for the future by highlighting our youngest who have been afflicted with vitiligo, as well as recent research that is bringing a wealth of new treatments just on the horizon.  Our goal is to sound the alarm that: vitiligo is a skin diseas...

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

  • 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 To...


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 502815 signatures of the target 500000 (100.56%). Now let’s get 1 million signatures!

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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. 

Register for 2018 event in Boston, browse Archives, read inspiring Stories of people who took part, or look up a nearest support group or vitiligo specialist at the World Vitiligo Map.

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
Doc Hammer (Eric Arthur Hammer), Most notable as co-writer, editor, composer and voice actor for the animated television series The Venture Bros.
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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