Minnesota VITFriends was founded in June 2014 by our Chapter Leader Alicia Roufs. We are currently 180 members strong. Our members consist of adults, children, and many family members who are touched by vitiligo.
Over the last 5 years we have had opportunity to educate our peers, community, and state. We have the great opportunity to have meetings and gatherings several times a year, and host an annual picnic each fall that brings our members together for fun and community. We have been able to represent the state of Minnesota in Fall of 2017 in Washington, D.C. There, we and other vitiligo patients and doctors from around the country lead the very first Vitiligo Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. In the last year we have hosted a booth at The Healthy Life Expo to help bring awareness to a larger audience. Minnesota VITFriends has also appeared on Twin Cities Live and Fox 9. Alicia Roufs has also presented at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
VITFriends is a national registered non-profit charitable 501c(3) Massachusetts based organization.