17.06.2015 | World Vitiligo Day fast approaching.

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 officially recognised by the WHO and the United Nations. Our petition is so close to  our half million signature goal and, as June 25 approaches we're picking up the pace and encouraging everyone to get the word out, get people signing and make this our day to raise awareness and remove the social stigma and misunderstanding that often causes vitiligans so much strife.

Get behind World Vitiligo Day this June 25 and share your events with us, your thoughts, and your smiles.

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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 502733 signatures of the target 500000 (100.55%). Now let’s get 1 million signatures!

VR FOUNDATION

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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