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VITFriends appreciates your support/GIFT so that we can support others. Coming together means so much and offers a wonderful time of healing

VITFriends is a support group for individuals with vitiligo.

Vitiligo, which is pronounced -Vit-ill-EYE-go, is a disorder in which white patches of skin appear on different parts of the body. This happens because the cells that make pigment (color) in the skin are destroyed.

The cause of vitiligo is not known and many suffer in silence. Vitiligo is said to be an auto immune condition with NO known cure. In the United States alone, approximately 1 to 2 million people has this condition, which affects all races and both sexes equally. Vitiligo is more noticeable and more devastating to people of color (dark skin). Vitiligo leads many to places of isolation, depression and even suicide.

Annually for the past three years, a group of us (VITFriends) have encouraged others like ourselves to come together. Due to the U.S economy several have reported lost of employment, but the worse news of all is the difficulty and discrimination of finding new employment. This however is NOT due to their inability/ability or qualifications, but rather due to their vitiligo appearance.

Please help us to bring folks together for a VITFriends therapeutic time of SHARING and CARING.
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