20.06.2015 | World Vitiligo Day Petition update

We have an important matter to explain on 25June and FB/etc. From the very beginning of the campaign the World Vitiligo Day counter was set at 1,177 signatures in order to leave room for the signatures collected by Ogo Madueswesi through Petitions24.com website. However, we never added those signatures as we had no data from that site. Recently, we decided to restart the counter with the actual number of signatures collected through 25June.org. We’ll be adding those from other site (1,415 until today) and printed leaflets on top in the next few days. 
Only a few days to go until World Vitiligo Day so spread the word, let the world know what we are about and let's get to 500,000


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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 502180 signatures of the target 500000 (100.44%). Now let’s get 1 million signatures!


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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