Crowdfunding Campaign to Raise Support for Vitiligo Awareness in Sub-Saharan Africa
LAGOS, NIGERIA, September 2, 2015 – VITSAF has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help raise awareness for Vitiligo in Sub-Saharan Africa on September 1st, 2015. The organization strives to offer those living with Vitiligo the resources they need to understand their condition, rights, and well-being.
Vitiligo is a skin disorder that causes people to lose melanin, the pigment that gives the skin its color. When someone has Vitiligo, white patches appear on the skin.
This campaign has been put together to raise Vitiligo awareness, provide enlightenment, build capacity and structures and also inaugurate all partner groups of Vitiligo in Select Sub-Saharan Africa, where Vitiligo is still seen as being a curse, a frightening condition, nemesis, anger of the gods and a strange ailment.
The team behind this campaign decided to use crowdfunding because it was a great way to reach out to sympathizers all over the world. Symptoms of Vitiligo can begin at any age, and while it is suspected that there is an autoimmune component to the cause, the actual cause is unknown. Many affected patients see its onset before the age of 20, and in half of those affected there is a family history of the disease or early graying of hair.
The campaign has several different levels of donation ranging from $10 to $1,000. Each level of donation comes with an exclusive incentive.
More information can be found at http://igg.me/at/Vitiligo-awareness-africa about our campaign.
VITSAF is the Vitiligo Support and Awareness Foundation, an organization that provides absolute support for those living with Vitiligo, Technical support and hopefully resources for Vitiligo Support groups/organisations in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Phone: +234702 516 5280
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