National Vitiligo Bond Inc Foundation

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Spot It, Control It Vitiligo Campaign

Spot it control it campaign

 How do I know if I have vitiligo?

Vitiligo develops with a tiny white spot (it can look as if it were made with the nib of a sharpie), which can go unnoticed for years. Sometimes the white spot will re-pigment by itself. People usually discover the depigmentation on their skin when the spot gets bigger and whiter. If you see the spot getting bigger, now would be a good time to see your dermatologist. Sun-exposed areas such as (face, hands, and feet are usually the first to get de-pigmented). Vitiligo can affect both male and female, young and old.

Other parts of the body can be affected by vitiligo. Vitiligo can cause premature graying where hair is present on body.

There are three patterns or characteristics to look for on the body:

  1. Focal: Covers a few areas of the body
  2. Segmental: One side of the body
  3. Generalized: Different areas of the body in a symmetric pattern

You can do an annual spot check with your partner or in the mirror. If you discover a white spot, do not panic, sometimes the body re-pigments itself. If you have questions and the spot seems to be getting bigger, seek medical attention from a dermatologist. If you think you have vitiligo, we will be holding our Vitiligo Support Group meeting on:

DATE:             Saturday, September 6th 2014

VENUE:          Emory University

                     (Alperin Auditorium Emory University 1525 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322)

TIME:              11:00 AM -12:00PM

AGENDA:         You can learn about vitiligo from our Emory University Medical doctor, Dr. Sulochana Bhandarkar and featured special guest, Dr. Anantha Holla from India who has extensive vitiligo research and has treated hundreds of people with his holistic and new treatment approach. Learn how to live with vitiligo from Atlanta members.  Learn the underlying causes of vitiligo. Learn what you might be eating or exposed to that may be triggering your vitiligo. Join our Facebook support group at

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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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