National Vitiligo Bond Inc Foundation

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Emory University’s Department of Dermatology will host another vitiligo awareness and support group event September 06, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Alperin Auditorium at 1525 Clifton Road. The event is being held in collaboration with Vitiligo Bond Inc., a registered nonprofit organization that seeks to provide support for those living with vitiligo.

Vitiligo is a pigmentation disorder in which the cells that make pigment in the skin are destroyed resulting in white patches that appear on the skin in different parts of the body.

“It is said that vitiligo has no known cause and no known cure. But people with vitiligo and physicians who treat vitiligo cannot help but search for the cause and cure,” says Sulochana Bhandarkar, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at Emory University School of Medicine.  “We want patients with vitiligo to know they are not alone.”

The event will offer information about vitiligo, as well as provide a question & answer forum for participants. Participants can also learn about living with vitiligo, how you can take holistic approaches, how nutrition affects your pigment, learn about new treatments and early interventions in treating kids and adults with vitiligo from Dr. Anantha Holla, Dr. Sulochana Bhandarkar and Vitiligo Bond. (Light refreshments will be served).

To register for the event visit or you can click the link below to register:


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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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