We are a diverse group of individuals united by a common skin condition. We were created to be a resource and a social network for individual with the condition known as vitiligo. We support the whole person....mind, body and spirit. Time-line: In 2004 an idea was birth. In 2005 Valarie join VSI and logged in as VitFriend and there she met Patricia of NYC. In 2006 was the first physical meeting between two women who were passionate about their vitiligo and supported by their spouses. Then in 2007 the four traveled to Williamsburg, VA to attend the VSI conference and seek permission to become an affiliate of VSI but was denied; and in 2009 VITFriends was officially launched in Boston, MA. The key initiative of VITFriends is to bring awareness of this condition, to educate and encourage individuals of all races and all ages; and to inform them that through our website, our meetings, our internet talk radio show and our annual summer conference, our hope is to make a difference one person at a time as we aim to UNITE our community.
VITFriends a registered non-profit charitable 501c(3) Massachusetts based organization. We has grown over the years, to include a worldwide following and affiliates in several USA states. Since Vitiligo's greatest affect is the QUALITY of LIFE for the patient, our social networking aim is to offer encouragement, connections with others who can relate, increase awareness and understanding of Vitiligo.
VITFriends mission is to raise public awareness and offer education about vitiligo. As we support and encourage, we aim to enhance the quality of life of those affected by vitiligo through our efforts of networking and sharing of information.
Our VISION is to inspire hope, as we bring people with vitiligo together every year. We want to UNITE for the purpose of supporting, encouraging and building each other as we provide a listening ear and a sounding board for each other. Financial support will enable us to never turn anyone away from our annual gathering.
Our desire is to see people with Vitiligo come together from ALL walks of life all in one place. A place where we can share together, cry together, laugh together and learn from each other.
VITFriends would love to raise enough funds to be able to assist children of families who would love to attend our conference.
Our goal is to educate each other and educate the general public about vitiligo. Bringing awareness of the condition is very important to truly understanding the condition.
VITFriends is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. VITFriends is a group that is open to anyone with Vitiligo. Therefore, we want to make it known that we are committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or age.