TRIBUTE TO VITILIGO MONTH
(Extensions of Remarks - May 18, 2015)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E729]
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                       TRIBUTE TO VITILIGO MONTH

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                  HON. HENRY C. ``HANK'' JOHNSON, JR.

                               of georgia

                    in the house of representatives

                          Monday, May 18, 2015

  Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I submit the following 
Proclamation:
  Whereas, Vitiligo is an autoimmune disorder that affects over three 
million Americans with no known cure to combat this disorder which 
causes a loss of pigment cells in humans; and
  Whereas, Vitiligo Bond, Inc., is an organization that continues to 
serve those who live with or are affected by the autoimmune disorder 
Vitiligo, by empowering patients, bringing attention to the disease, 
and leading the way to find a cure through research; and
  Whereas, today millions of Americans gather to raise awareness and 
funds to assist individuals living with Vitiligo; and
  Whereas, this unique organization has given of themselves tirelessly 
and unconditionally to advocate for our citizens and their families who 
battle Vitiligo; and
  Whereas, Vitiligo Bond and other organizations have vowed to serve 
our district, state and nation by being the sword and shield for those 
who live with Vitiligo, encouraging better treatments, funding research 
and educating people about the disease to help heal families and 
strengthen our resolve to find a cure; and
  Whereas, the U.S. Representative of the Fourth District of Georgia 
has set aside this day to honor and recognize the millions of people 
who are living with Vitiligo and those who are leading the fight for 
the cure to end Vitiligo; now therefore, I, Henry C. ``Hank'' Johnson, 
Jr. do hereby proclaim the month of June as Vitiligo Awareness Month in 
the 4th Congressional District.
  Proclaimed, this 1st day of June, 2015.

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