Campaign News

As we are gearing up towards the World Vitiligo Day 2017, the first announcement comes from Nigeria. WVD Abuja 2017 will be a fun filled two pa...
V-Strong Vitiligo Support Group was chosen to host the main U.S. World Vitiligo Day 2017 event. Lee Thomas, Fox2 TV news anchor and spokes...
World Vitiligo Day now marks June 25 on the UN Calendar of Disabilities Events! Last week, representatives of major vitiligo support groups, de...
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 ...
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...
With the help of Natasha Pierre from Vitiligo Bond we hope to re-introduce "National Vitiligo Control Act" to the US Congress. I...
Dear Friend, You are part of something big. Like you, over 500,000 others have signed the petition calling on the UN to recognize June...
This year’s global theme will be “How I Feel”. An integral part of World Vitiligo Awareness Day 2016 is the “Walk ...
VITFriends is lead host for our celebration of World VITILIGO Day 2016 in Washington, DC. We would love to encourage ALL Vi...
Sydney Vitiligo Support Meeting Saturday 25th July Time: 2-4pm Address: 48 Harrow Rd, Stanmore 2048, Sydney Plea...
A heavy box with more than 10,000 signed leaflets is on it's way from campaign headquarters in Shenyang (China) to our office. We will coun...
World Vitiligo Day 2015! Posted On: Thursday, June 25, 2015 Posted By: John E. Harris Today, June 25th, 2015, is World Vitiligo Day! Note...
Imagine the power and potential of millions of people around the world connecting, collaborating and celebrating on one special day. I hope you...
WVD Steering Committee have chosen Prague, Czech Republic, as campaign’s 2016 headquarters. At the axis of Europe, this beautiful city is...
This year, the World Vitiligo Day campaign headquarters were in Shenyang, China, under the presidency of Prof. Xing-Hua Gao, MD. Hundreds of ve...
Check out and subscribe to the World Vitiligo Day youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/VitiligoAwareness
World Vitiligo Day 2015 in Canada Farha biking across Canada for vitiligo awareness. "Crossing Canada on 8 ...
  We have an important matter to explain on 25June and FB/etc. From the very beginning of the campaign the World Vitiligo Day counter ...
Check out this video on vitiligo discrimination with Winnie Harlow.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di_UciphUow
World Vitiligo day 2015 is fast approaching and this year we are hoping to make another important step forward in our efforts to have our day o...
Vitiligo Mission: An Appeal from IADVL We all know the significance of Vitiligo in our society - Omar Khayyam's statement that &...
Vitiligo group leaders meet in Vancouver, Canada International Dermatology Patient Organization Conference is the first ever con...
Vitiligo Advanced Technology Summit This year the World vitiligo Day celebration base is in China, and they're already getting into...
Leucoderma Awareness Movement will organise a marathon for school and college students here on June 25 on the occasion of the ‘World Viti...
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...
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...
Chantelle talks at TEDx Teen in London "Remarkable Disruptors" is the theme of the inaugural TEDxTeen London that focuses the con...
Nichola Wong from UK has shared with us the recent stats of the number of search requests for "vitiligo" on Google from August 2012 t...
Chantelle: America's Next Top Model, cycle 21, premiers on Aug 18 Chantelle Brown-Young, a beautiful top model with vitiligo from C...
Find out more about ballerina Michaela DePrince, who has lived with Vitiligo for most of her life. Her story is an inspiring one, of how she we...
Thousands of photos were sent in on and after World Vitiligo Day this year, and we have begun uploading them to our website. If you have more a...
The University of Applied Health Sciences in Zagreb hosted the main Croatian event for the World Vitiligo Day celebration, on June 23rd 2014 in...
During their 6th annual conference, Mrs. Valarie Molyneaux (photo), CEO and Founder of VITFriends support group from Boston, MA opened a letter...
Check out all of the events that happened this years on World Vitiligo Day in Chandigarh http://www.videoflakes.tv/wvday2014
World vitiligo day 2014 was all about getting involved. As a volunteer awareness advocacy project with support from the charity Vitiligo resear...
World Vitiligo Day 2014 promises to be the biggest yet, with a vast array of awareness and support events spanning the globe. Sponsored by the ...
Vitiligo art competition. For World Vitiligo Day we have come up with a fun competition for kids of all ages. Draw a picture using your vit...
World Vitiligo Day You Tube Channel is now up and running. Share you thoughts, feelings, ideas and inspiration with the global vitiligo communi...
Black and White - World Vitiligo Day video This week, for World Vitiligo Day, we are collecting videos on youtube of anyone who wants to fi...
This month is world vitiligo day month so join our drive to share thoughts about living with vitiligo and vitiligo awareness on youetube. Make ...
Stunning Canadian model Chantelle Young is agaiin bringing vitiligo some much needed attention in the media, this time in the UK. BBC artic...
World Vitiligo Day T-shirts update As of today, we have run out of the World Vitiligo Day T-shrits. Nearly 1,500 donated T-ees have been ma...
World Vitiligo Day 2014 in Chandigarh This year the base for World Vitiligo Day celebrations will be in India where approximately 12 millio...
Professor Antonio Salafia passed away on the 26th of April. A lovely man who worked tirelessly for his patients in and around Mumbai, he will b...
23.04.2014 |
Another support group, this time in Kazakhstan. Fantastic https://www.facebook.com/groups/478117638954625/
17.04.2014 | New Support groups
It's always awesome to see new support groups forming. Support is the most important tool in dealing with vitiligo, so a huge congratulatio...
10.04.2014 |
More news about as she continues to inspire us and spread awareness about vitiligo. Meet Chantelle Young: The Beautiful ‘Top Model&rs...
Getting online and checking out the actvities of Vitiligo awareness groups these days is a heartwarming activity. Each day more groups actively...
Congratulations, Olumide Omololu! Not only have you won complete bragging rights, but you have also won a prize pack of 10 Tees! The VRF...
Young, gorgeous and driven to succed, Winnie Harlow is doing her thing on America's next top model. And she has Vitiligo. Make sure you...
The vitiligo Rsearch Founation has recieved a generous donation of 1500 printed Tee-shirts and we are looking fo a design for the World Vitilig...
25.12.2013 | Happy Holidays
Where ever you are and whatever you are celebrating, best wishes from us at the World Vitiligo Day campaign. We are ever nearer to our goal...
We are less than ten percent away from achieving our goal of 500,000 signatures for the United Nations. Go to our facebook page for more detail...
27.09.2013 | Cloudbank
From October the first, a new free patient registry system to help vitiligans track their vitiligo and treatment progress will be up and runnin...
We are already looking ahead to next year and what we can do to raise awareness even futher. To keep up to date with plans, events, news and ot...
World Vitiligo Day report World Vitiligo Day 2013 was made extra special this year by the participation of support groups and organizations...
Morning show at WJBK Fox 2 Detroit on June 25, 2013. Lee Thomas, Dr. Marsha Henderson and Yan Valle were talking live about the World Vitiligo ...
members and friends of visoke having a round table talk this_is_vitiligo_not_witchcraft_vitiligo_society_of_kenya_VISOKE_2013_wvd_cele...
World vitiligo day 2013 has come and good and the support that has come in has been incredible. Thank you all, thank us, this year awareness has r...
This year really has been a wonderful year for people just getting out there and doing there bit to spread awareness.
A big thanks goes out to everyone who supported and attended the World Vitiligo Day Event held in Kazakhstan. Dr. Aliya Kassymkhanova has sent ...
June is officially a Vitiligo Awareness month in Georgia thanks to a Georgia-grown start-up organization Vitiligo Bond and its CEO Natasa Pi...
The local 100+ strong Dallas-Fort Worth Vitiligo Support Group will hold the first Vitiligo Walk-a-Thon.  It will take place on S...
19.06.2013 | T-Shirt Challenge
World Vitiligo Day is fast approaching, and as part of it we are trying to come up with ideas for how people can help spread awareness and show...
World Vitiligo Day (June 25) Stephanie Corne, a French American artist living in New York City, will be creating portraits of people with vitil...
The WVD campaign in West Africa was launched with the vitiligo walk-a-thon in Calabar, Cross Rivers State, Nigeria. Our friends from VITSAF are...
New York based mural artist, Stephanie Corne, will be creating a mural with vitiligo as the focus. Coinciding with World Vitiligo Day on June t...
Sponsored by the Henry Ford Hospital Foundation and supported by American Vitiligo Research Foundation (AVRF), National Vitiligo Foundation (NV...
We now have the World Vitiligo Day blog up and running on wordpress at worldvitiligoday.wordpress.com Check it out and post your news and e...
The new World Vitiligo Day twitter page is up and running and ready to tweet @WVitiligoDay. Tweet us your support events, news and any othe...
Michael Jackson planning on supporting vitiligo sufferers before his untimely death World Vitiligo Day is, as yet, not officiall...
Organised by VITSAF, the 2012 Africa Vitiligo Conference was held in Lagos, Nigeria. Organised by VITSAF, Its aim was to help people from all o...
The 25june.org WVD website now has a news section. Over the next few weeks a calender will also be added to the world vitiligo day website with...

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Why Is It Important

There are a lot of people who don't want you to stand up for your rights and demand a cure. They say vitiligo is not life threatening and not contagious, and you must embrace a life of a pariah, hiding yourself from sunlight and from the society.

Vitiligo is an under-researched disease resulting in milky white skin patches on the skin. The breadth and complexity of the disease require international collaboration in therapy development. The severity of the disease calls for national healthcare support.

So, speak up for your condition and your rights. Sign the letter to tell the UN Secretary-General that you want recognition and support. It would be appreciated if you could give every member of your family or group an opportunity for signing.

Signatures count

We have collected 502173 signatures of the target 500000 (100.43%). Now let’s get 1 million signatures!

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