National Vitiligo Bond Inc Foundation

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Vitiligo Awareness-Congratulations Alabama State

alabamaCongratulations Alabama!

Alabama state is the 15th state added to our 2016 ‘Vitiligo Awareness Proclamation Campaign’.

We would like to say a special thank you to Governor Robert Bentley and staff in helping us bring awareness to Vitiligo.

Vitiligo is an autoimmune, non-contagious skin disorder that is generally misunderstood by the public.

There is currently no funding for bringing awareness and very little funding for research for Vitiligo.

People who live with Vitiligo are often discriminated against because of the white patches on their skin. Some of us live in shame because of the skin disorder.

Adolescents are bullied at school. There are devastating quality of life issues and we and our partners want to change it.

We hope this year, before President Barack Obama leaves office, that he will reconsider and grant us a National Proclamation to help us bring more awareness to Vitiligo.

We would also like to say a special thank you to one of our spokesman for Vitiligo, Coach Karl Dunbar for helping us bring more awareness to vitiligo.

Coach Karl Dunbar

 

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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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