St. Louis, MO, January 31, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- On January 27, 2009, VitiligoCover.com announced the winner of first "Making A Difference" award, Maria Balarin.
Vitiligo Cover's site is a hub for anyone living with vitiligo to find the latest news in medical advancement, experimental trials, information to deal with the emotional effects of vitiligo, and place to meet others living with this skin disorder. In an effort to provide the most current information to readers, Nathalie Pelletier, the editor, scours the internet daily. Once in a great while, she comes across a blog created by someone who is making a difference in peoples lives. In order to give recognition to individuals who do extraordinary things for the vitiligo community, Pelletier will give special recognition to the blog owner on vitiligocover[dot]com and offer them an award logo to place on their site.
Congratulations to Maria Balarin of New Jersey. Her winning blog is called, Dare to Live.
Maria has 2 sons with vitiligo and has dedicated her time to educating people about vitiligo. She held an educational forum at Wayne Hills High School for over 350 freshman students and also a Meet and Greet in East Windsor, NJ for patients and their families. Maria also succesfully petitioned NJ Governor Corzine for A proclamation that the month of April 2008 is Vitiligo Awareness Month.
If you know of a blog that deserves special recognition for it's efforts with the vitiligo community, contact Nathalie Pelletier through vitiligocover[dot]com.