THE AVRF IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR
2016 VITILIGO RETREAT
FRIDAY AUGUST 5th - SUNDAY AUGUST 7th 2016
Clarion Inn & Suites
20967 US Highway 19 N
Clearwater, FL 33765
For Hotel Reservations call: 727-799-1181
Be sure and mention AVRF for the special rate!
TPA: Tampa International Airport
Please note: Registration does not cover the hotel. The hotel fee is separate from the retreat registration fee. Thank you!
Help AVRF Adopt Nicholas for our 2016 Retreat!
I am elated to update everyone that the AVRF is going to adopt "Nicholas the Dolphin" one of the residents at the Clearwater Aquarium in Clearwater, FL.
Nicholas lives with "Winter the Dolphin" the star from "A Dolphin Tale." One thing Nicholas shares with the vitiligo community is that he too has white spots. Last year at our 2015 retreat the AVRF children visited with Nicholas and learned a lot about his life. After our retreat I met with the staff from the aquarium and made arrangements for the AVRF to adopt Nicholas for 2 years. The adoption will cost the AVRF $2,500 but the benefits are more than I could even ask or imagine. They are going to place a sign on the premises where people visiting the aquarium can learn about vitiligo. Close to 800 thousand people from different parts of the world visit the aquarium each year. What awareness!
Next year at our retreat we will be presenting the aquarium a check in the amount of $2,500 for 2 years exposure. That means we will have access to close to 1.5 million people. We will be on the news, newspapers and other venues. I do not want to write where we will advertise until it is locked in.
If you would like to make a donation in any amount, please do so using the Paypal button below.
I have made my donation and hope you will all join me to make this one of our biggest awareness programs to date.
AVRF and Vitiligo in the News!
"Embracing Diversity" bracelets are available to help raise Vitiligo awareness. What better way to help raise awareness than by advertising? The words “Embracing Diversity” are on the bracelets along with our website address www.avrf.org
The AVRF chose "Diversity" instead of "Vitiligo" since most everyone is familiar with diversity. One word that best defines diversity is “differences.” Each of us is different, and when people ask me about my skin I show them my bracelet and ask them to visit our website. Once they visit our site, then they will learn about Vitiligo.
If you are interested in getting some bracelets, please click on the following link and donate $20.00 on Pay Pal for 10 bracelets. Shipping and handling are included. Bracelets are available only in the Continental US. For those of you who have children and are interested, we do have children's sizes. If you do not wish to go to Pay Pal, then you may send a check payable to “AVRF Bracelets.” Mail your check to:
PO Box 7540
Clearwater, FL 33758
Be sure to specify if you want children sizes. If you do not specify, then we will send all adult sizes. Please post something on your check that your donation is for bracelets. This is a great way to help our children and also those of us who have vitiligo.
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