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.