05.04.2014 | Awareness growing in the WWW vitiligo community

Getting online and checking out the actvities of Vitiligo awareness groups these days is a heartwarming activity. Each day more groups actively become part of the efforts to spread vitiligo awareness and support. With more and more groups in both North and South America, South Africa, West Africa and now Asia, the Vitiligo community is developing a truly global voice and starting to really make a difference. Time for us all to pat ourselves on the backs, say a big thank you and remember to keep up the good work.

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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 502641 signatures of the target 500000 (100.53%). Now let’s get 1 million signatures!

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