This week, people across the globe will be celebrating World Vitiligo Day on Tuesday 25th June. Whether you have vitiligo or know someone who does, there are more than 50 million people with vitiligo worldwide, and World Vitiligo Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate body confidence and raise awareness of vitiligo.
First celebrated in 2011, World Vitiligo Day was created to generate conversation about vitiligo, fight prejudice, educate others about the condition and raise funds for research. Over the past eight years, World Vitiligo Day has become a global event celebrated and recognised in many countries around the world.
Inspire and raise funds
From Winnie Harlow to Brian Friedman, there are a whole range of celebrities raising the profile of vitiligo, but you can too! Talking about the condition, how it makes you feel and what you’ve done to boost your confidence and self-esteem can inspire others with the condition who may feel insecure about their depigmented skin, for example.
Many vitiligo advocates, researchers and dermatologists will be celebrating World Vitiligo Day on 25th June to help generate discussion and raise vital funds for further research into vitiligo, which many medical and skin experts say is significantly under-researched.
This year, World Vitiligo Day will focus on the mental and medical journey of vitiligo, including the announcement of treatment updates and discussions on social media.
The Houston Vitiligo Awareness Conference, which is a three-day event also held in June, will be hosting a panel discussion promoting open dialogue about the social impact of vitiligo, which is such an important part of the condition. This year’s focus on mental and medical health reflects the ever-growing conversation about the role of mental health and vitiligo. If you’d like to listen to what the panel have to say about the social impact of the condition, you can find them on Facebook. Their Facebook Page has a useful schedule of key speakers and event timings.
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I hope you have a great time on 25th June celebrating World Vitiligo Day. I’m really looking forward to joining in with the discussion on social media!