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...MORE
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...MORE
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...MORE
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...MORE
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.MORE
Vitiligo affects close to 100 million people worldwide, yet there is no cure in sight.MORE
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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.
Photo: James Laban, Executive Secretary of Vitiligo Society of Kenya