Tampa, FL – Beautifully Unblemished Vitiligo Support Group, founded by Tonja Johnson, will host a celebration in honor of World Vitiligo Day (June 25th)
Beautifully Unblemished is committed to promoting Vitiligo awareness and providing valuable resources to help people deal with the impact that vitiligo has on their lives. They also provide a safe environment to share emotions and have discussions with people dealing with many of the same issues.
When: Saturday, June 26, 2021 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Where: Mission BBQ
5602 West Waters Ave, Tampa FL 33614
Who: Individuals with Vitiligo, their families and friends
Media should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vitiligo is a condition that causes some or all areas of the skin to lose color. The color of your skin depends on melanin. If a person has vitiligo, the cells that produce melanin stop functioning or die. Anyone can be diagnosed with vitiligo, but it is sometimes more noticeable in people with darker skin.
People diagnosed with vitiligo have no way of knowing how much pigment they will lose or how rapidly it will or will not diminish. Although, vitiligo isn’t life-threatening, it is life altering in many ways. While there is no cure there are communities and groups like Beautifully Unblemished, who provide support and resources for individuals and their families with Vitiligo.
Vitiligo can set in during childhood, making the process of learning about your body and identity even more difficult. People with vitiligo are often bullied because of their looks, but they also get many insults from people who are not necessarily trying to hurt them.