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Natasha Pierre McCarthy is the Founder and Executive Director of Vitiligo Bond, Inc., the leading nonprofit support organization in Atlanta, Georgia for youth and adults with Vitiligo. Mrs. McCarthy is also the author of Acceptance, Living with Vitiligo and a motivational youth picture book called, Joy, The Gifted Pianist.
Vitiligo is an autoimmune non contagious skin disorder that looks like white patches on the skin. It affects any race, male or females and babies to adults can get it. It is genetic anyone can get it and it also triggered by environmental triggers. There are metabolic disorder linked to vitiligo such as low Vitamin D, diabetes, anemia, and thyroid issues.
Natasha started Vitiligo Bond, Inc. after her own diagnosis and dissatisfaction with the availability of support resources for the condition. By grace, since its founding in 2010, the organization has grown to thousands of members worldwide. Natasha has several programs designed to empower and bring awareness to people coping with vitiligo.
Natasha has a Bachelor of Science from Nyack College in Organizational Management and a Master’s in Organizational Management with a focus in strategic management.
The organization has been endorsed by Congressman Hank Johnson in the Congressional Record
Natasha has led a National Proclamation campaign with the help of local state volunteers in efforts to get vitiligo recognized with a National Day and for a changes to be made with the care of people living with vitiligo.
In 2015, President Barack Obama recognized Vitiligo Bond’s efforts to raise awareness for vitiligo. Currently Vitiligo Bond is working with Congressman Hank Johnson to get a National Vitiligo Bill enacted and a National Awareness Day.
Professional & Volunteer Member:
NIAMS/NIH Helpful Quick Facts About Vitiligo:
Featured Spokesperson & Youth Spokesmodel
Perry Whaley also known as the Credit Doctor is a super vitiligo advocate. Perry got connected to Vitiligo Bond through KK’s Mom. Perry is a car sales consultant and is very successful at what he does. Perry has an amazing story. By grace, Perry has turned his life around and uses his testimony to encourage others to live a successful life with vitiligo. Perry currently volunteers as a spokesperson for Vitiligo Bond.
Nicklya also known as KK. KK is a super 12 year old advocate who has been with us for the past four years and she continues to bring awareness to people and her school and to let people know about her condition. Nicklya’s Mom reached out to us via Facebook when the bullying started in school.
Today KK has the support she needs to be strong. KK is our rising star and is a youth spokesperson and spokesmodel.
For information, visit the Vitiligo Bond Inc. nonprofit website, www.vitiligbond.org or the Vitiligo Bond Inc., support network, www.facebook.com/vitiligobondinc.
Natasha Pierre McCarthy, Executive Director 404-997-2201, firstname.lastname@example.org
VBI’s Vitiligo Awareness In Action:
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Some Highlights From Vitiligo Bond Coordinated Awareness Events