What is Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is a genetic, autoimmune skin disease causing loss of pigment from areas of the skin, resulting in irregular white spots or patches. Vitiligo affects about 0.5% to 1% of the population and can start at any age. Vitiligo affects both genders, all races and ethnicities.
JOINING TOGETHER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
In December 2016, Diane Wilkes-Tribitt, took the first step to make a difference and launched the Houston Vitiligo Awareness Movement™ (HVAM). It was not until she realized that doing nothing would not make a difference in her life or the lives of others diagnosed with this life-altering disorder. Therefore, she chose to be an advocate, a voice, and began to do something starting within her own community with the hope it would spark a fire of interest and spread globally. The collective goal of HVAM is to dispel the myths and tell the facts about Vitiligo and educate the community about what Vitiligo is and what it is not.