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AVRF Milestones

  • Humane Charity
  • Acknowledged in Congressional Record
  • House of Representatives Commendation
  • Yearly Medical/Research/Patient Seminars
  • International Researchers Seminars 2001 and 2004
  • Vitiligo Walk-a-Thons, Skate-a-Thons, Swim-a-Thons, Skip-a-Thons and BBQs
  • First New York Times story to detail life experiences of patients
  • Medical Newsletters
  • Informational Patient Website
  • Patients lobby in Tallahassee to raise House and Senate Awareness
  • New York, New Jersey, Florida, Washington, California and various other locations for Walk-a-Thons to raise public and media awareness
  • First Nairobi/Kenya Chapter Awareness Seminar held by AVRF for Kenyan members
  • First NBUVB (Narrow Band Ultraviolet B Light) machine gifted to Kenyatta National Hospital for free patient treatments
  • Research Funding to:
    • Cornell Medical Center (Weill Medical Center)
    • University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida
  • Role of Catalase Gene, Dr. Schallreuter, University of Bradford, UK
  • Public Service Announcements (PSAs) throughout Florida, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
  • Billboards throughout Florida
  • Children's Dream Program. Children have met:
    • Whoopi Goldberg (actress)
    • Torii Hunter (athlete)
    • Governor Jeb Bush (FL)
    • Buccaneer football team
  • 48 National and International Patient Support Chapters, serving local communities
  • National NAACP recognition
  • AVRF Jordanian Mission for Awareness 2003-2005
  • Convention Awareness Exhibitors, NAACP and AAD
  • UF DR. GATOR
  • AVRF Kids Pay It Forward