Vitiligo Bond Inc.

Vitiligo Community Resource

Vitiligo Awareness Campaign-Walk A Day In My Shoes

VITILIGOJUNEPOSTERBefore we tell you about the ‘Walk A Day In My Shoes’ campaign, let us tell you a little about vitiligo.

Vitiligo is a condition that causes the skin to turn white or form white patches on the skin.

Many people have not heard of the condition.  People often associate vitiligo with the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.  Unfortunately people did not believe that Michael Jackson had vitiligo. Peer pressure from society and not looking normal can force someone to depigment their skin so that they can appear normal to the public.

Vitiligo has been impacting infants, adolescents and adults of all races, classes and both genders for years. People with vitiligo are often scorned and discriminated because of the white patches.  As a result, some people with vitiligo come out in the night and may take jobs that may not interact with the public.  Some of our members have been denied jobs because companies have told them that their image does not reflect the organization’s brand.  Some members have been fired from their jobs because customers complained about people with vitiligo serving them food.  Some of our members in India and other countries have taken their lives because they have been scorned by their own family and community.

NO ONE SHOULD CONSIDER SUICIDE BECAUSE OF VITILIGO!

SHARE & GET INVOLVED TODAY! SOMEONE’S LIFE DEPENDS ON IT!

Vitiligo Bond and our partners encourages you to come on out and speak up and let people know how you feel.  No more hiding!  Don’t be ashamed!  Let you light shine!

SO YOU WANT TO TAKE THE VITLIGO WALK A DAY IN OUR SHOES CHALLENGE

CHALLENGE

Vitiligo Bond Challenges Friends & Family of People Living With Vitiligo!

FIRST STEP: REPOST THIS ON YOUR PAGE! 

NEXT: WALK A MILE IN OUR SHOES!

Put some white patches on you face using a white makeup pencil and proceed with your normal day. 

TAKE A SELFIE AND POST ON YOUR PAGE AND SHARE YOUR SELFIE WITH US!

USE #JUNE IS VITILIGO AWARENESS

For each stare, comment, or unusual behavior you receive you can donate that amount to us here. 

If you cannot walk a mile in our shoes with white spots on your face, because you feel you will be embarrassed, well you have now experienced how it feels to have vitiligo.

Thanks for your support!

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About

Natasha Pierre McCarthy is the proud founder of Vitiligo Bond Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support and encouragement to individuals with vitiligo. From a vision through teaching as a Christian business professor, Vitiligo Bond was created. We educate through creative forms to patients and the public. Through vitiligo 101 sessions at Emory University with Dr. Holla, special community events, social media, partner support groups, public figures and state leaders we are able to bond and have available support for anyone suffering with vitiligo. Vitiligo Bond has created a path for vitiligo awareness and positive expression. We now have the following states through Governor Proclamations that recognize vitiligo awareness: {Colorado, Georgia, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, & West Virginia}. In addition, Vitiligo Bond has been recognized by Congressman Hank Johnson. Congressman Johnson was also instrumental in our advocacy efforts to help get special recognition during the month of June from our President Obama to recognize and stand together with people who suffer with vitiligo. I believe that God created us for a purpose and everyone deserves the right to have fullness and a quality life. We all have the ability to shine. Vitiligo Bond Inc. is constantly working to raise awareness of the mysterious illness and use their platform in order to fund research that will hopefully lead to the discovery of the cause and a cure for vitiligo.

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