Foundation Announces 2nd Annual Vitiligo Walk/Run To Raise Awareness About Vitiligo And Promote and Support Research

Participants can take part in the 5k physical or virtual race, either as individuals, groups, or teams

Red Oak, GA – National Vitiligo Bond Inc., Foundation is proud to announce their 2nd Annual Vitiligo Awareness Walk/Run.  The purpose of the run is to raise awareness about Vitiligo and to promote research.  The race will be taking place on May 19, 2018.  The start and finish will be at the Historic Fourth Ward Park, Atlanta, and on the BeltLine between Krogg and Ponce Market. There will be awards for overall best, overall masters, grand masters, senior masters, and the top three in age groups and people 75 years and above. Participants have the chance to either take part in the 5K physical race or the 5K virtual race.

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“A few days ago HRES Bill 757 was introduced into Congress for a National Vitiligo Awareness Day. There is no cure for vitiligo. Vitiligo is a non-contagious skin disorder that leaves white patches on the skin, and celebrities such as Michael Jackson and Winnie Harlow are well-known Vitiligans.  Our mission is to use the medium of the race to raise awareness about Vitiligo and to promote and support research for a cure.  At Vitiligo Bond, we provide resources for Vitiligans to access private support groups, health screening, take part in community activities, and participate in self-esteem exercises.  “Through this race, we hope that more people will know about us and join the force to find proper treatment,” said Ms. Mitchell, a representative of National Vitiligo Bond Inc., Foundation.

The 2nd Annual Vitiligo Awareness Walk/Run will be a successful event with plenty of media coverage nation – and world-wide.  Participating will mean a lot for people who are living with Vitiligo and race will help raise funds to be invested in research to help find the causes, prevention, and treatment for Vitiligo.  We have early bird and race day registration and regular entry fees.  Participants can take part by putting their feet on the ground on race day or as virtual runners.

There will be timing, awards, and shirts for different age groups and category of winners including:

  • Top 3 overall, male and female
  • Top 3 overall Masters, male and female 
  • Overall Grand Masters, male and female
  • Overall Sr. Masters, male and female
  • Top 3 in each 5 year age group starting at 10 & under and going through 75+.

The Annual Vitiligo Awareness Walk/Run is a well-organized event designed to be a fun and exciting time for the whole family.  Sponsorship packages are available. Groups and teams registration is allowed, which attracts discounts starting from a five-person group, which may include family members, co-workers, etcetera.

About National Vitiligo Bond Inc., Foundation

National Vitiligo Bond Inc., Foundation is an organization that seeks to empower Vitiligans worldwide.  They help Vitiligans have access to private support groups, raise awareness about the disorder, and organize funding for research into causes, prevention, and treatment.  

For more information, please contact 404-997-2201,, or visit

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Company Name: National Vitiligo Bond Inc. Foundation
Contact Person: Natasha Pierre McCarthy
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Phone: 404-997-2201
Address:PO BOX 1541
City: Red Oak
State: GA 30272
Country: United States