01.05.2014 | World Vitiligo Day 2014 in India

World Vitiligo Day 2014 in Chandigarh

This year the base for World Vitiligo Day celebrations will be in India where approximately 12 million people are living with vitiligo.

Under the chairmanship of Prof. Davinder Parsad, the Vitiligo Support Group in Chandigarh has planned a full day of activities on June 25th. In Chandigarh enthusiasm and support fo the event is quickly growing for this event. Many options have been discussed and currently following events are now being planned:

  • Public lectures on vitiligo.

  • The pesentation of the new self-help book for vitiligo patients.

  • Talks by IADVL President, the VRF CEO and some prominent politicians.

  • Posters and banners placed at strategic locations in the city and at participating clinics.

  • A walkathon across the city.

  • An open air movie play on vitiligo.

  • A panel discussion in evening and support group activities.

All local dermatologists will be participating and offering preferred appointments and free procedures to eligible patients. Organizers are also bringing in a leading newspaper and FM radio station as media partner for regular coverage.

For more news and updates on the World Vitiligo Day check the campaign website www.25June.org

 

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