Meeting & Contact Information

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Due to the COVID19 Pandemic, we have been and will continue to meeting virtually via Zoom bi monthly.  We will also host social hour meetups to remain in connection with everyone.

Be safe. Be well.

Contact us:

Email:  vitiligostrong@gmail.com

Phone:  833-VSTRONG (833.878.7664)

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Partner Group | V-STRONG Cleveland

 

Sadly, our V-Strong Cleveland leader, Angie passed away. Our prayers and thoughts remain with her family, friends, and V-Strong family in metro Detroit and Cleveland OH.  Currently V-Strong Cleveland is not meeting.  Plans for the future will be considered after things get to our new sense of normalcy after the Pandemic.  

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Partner Group | V-Strong Flint (Michigan)

We connected with our V-Strong Flint Leader Marci through social media.  We learned that Marci was only 45 minutes north of Detroit. Marci has had Vitiligo for several years and is confident in her skin! She began attending V-Strong events and decided join as a partner group in the Flint area! We will mentor and support her efforts to connect with and educate people in Marci's area.

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Signature Events

 

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this Vitiligo. We understand that there are many with Vitiligo who struggle with being in public so we host family/fun & friendly events to support our members and give them an opportunity to enjoy some outings with other members providing a supportive atmosphere. Our signature events are as follows:

  • Movie Day

  • Annual Picnic

  • Celebrity Server Events  (Lee Thomas)

  • World Vitiligo Day - 2019 (Houston TX)

  • Mental Health Month

  • Annual Pot Luck

  • Vitiligo Advocacy Day - Washington DC

Leadership Board

Dr. Richard Huggins
Dr. Richard Huggins

Dr. Richard H Huggins is a Dermatology Specialist in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated with honors from Univ Of Med & Dentistry Of NJ, NJ Dental School in 2006. Having more than 11 years of diverse experiences, especially in DERMATOLOGY, Dr. Richard H Huggins affiliates with Henry Ford Hospital, and cooperates with other doctors and specialists in medical group Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Huggins along with Lee Thomas leads the V-Strong support group organizing bi-monthly meetings.

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Fox 2 News Detroit

Lee has been described as captivating, inspiring, engaging and amazing. He is a broadcaster, author and motivational speaker that travels the world sharing his story of personal change while challenging people to live their best life by connecting to their creative perspective in the midst of chaos. Lee is driven to make the world a more positive, compassionate and energetic place.

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Kim Boyd
Kim Boyd

Diagnosed with Vitiligo in 2013, Kim is an advocate for vitiligo, a leader in the vitiligo community, and a board member for Clarity LTF.

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Michelle Hood
Michelle Hood

Michelle Hood was diagnosed with vitiligo approximately 10 years ago and has since become a leader in the V-Strong support group. Michelle organizes many events and travels to connect with others in our community.

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Dr. Richard Huggins

Dr. Richard H Huggins is a Dermatology Specialist in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated with honors from Univ Of Med & Dentistry Of NJ, NJ Dental School in 2006. Having more than 11 years of diverse experiences, especially in DERMATOLOGY, Dr. Richard H Huggins affiliates with Henry Ford Hospital, and cooperates with other doctors and specialists in medical group Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Huggins along with Lee Thomas leads the V-Strong support group organizing bi-monthly meetings, provides research updates, and plans signature group outings and activities.

Lee Thomas Jr.

Lee is an award winning television broadcaster, author and motivational speaker that travels the world sharing his story of personal change while challenging people to live their best life by connecting to their creative perspective in the midst of chaos. Lee is driven to make the world a more positive, compassionate and energetic place. Lee is the author of Turning White and the founder of the SE MI Vitiligo Support Group known as V-Strong. 

Kimberly Boyd, MBA  

Diagnosed with Segmental Vitiligo in 2013 Kim was reluctant to join the support group at first but was warmly welcomed and became involved with group activities.  Kim joined the leadership team and began planning group activities, managing social media, coordinating group outings, and eventually as the chairperson of World Vitiligo Day Detroit 2017 organized an event that brought 200 dermatologists, vitiligo patients, and friends to Southfield MI for the festivities. 

Michelle Hood  

Diagnosed more than 10 years ago, Michelle has been an active member of V-Strong coordinating movie day, World Vitiligo Day, and working in the community to spread awareness. Michelle has traveled to other cities to meet up with others in our expanded vitiligo community.  Michelle is a hands-on and get -it- done type of person and will tell her vitiligo story wherever she goes.

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Steve Taylor,  Pauline Burdett, Lori Harris, Beverly Smith

We are thankful for the many medical students that assist any Vitiligo awareness and

support efforts here in Michigan and in other states.