Alopecia Awareness Week

Alopecia Areata Awareness Week held in the 3rd week of November. This annual event is a great time to spread the word about this condition which is so often misunderstood. AAAF hosts a range of events across the country during this week, and invite you to attend, or to host your own event! Some regular highlights include the Boldest Bald Brunch, and the Crazy Hair Day, which takes place in several schools and youth organisations across Australia.

In 2017, Alopecia Areata Awareness Week the 12th to 19th of November. 

Below are some of the celebrations and events we will be running this year. Be sure to check our events calendar or our Facebook page for all the latest updates.

Victoria Support Group Wig Sale – Sunday 12th November

Head to the South Melbourne Community Center to kick of Awareness Week in Style and find a huge range of brand new synthetic wigs, all under $30. This is a great opportunity to meet with your local AAAF team and ask any questions about wigs you’ve wanted to know. 

Boldest Bald Brunch – Wednesday 15th November 2017

Host a morning tea at your workplace, school or community group to raise funds for Alopecia Areata. This can be a fantastic way to support a friend or loved one with alopecia, or to raise awareness of this condition. 

Crazy Hair Day – Friday 17th November 2017

We’re looking to get schools and community groups across Australia involved in this campaign to improve awareness of alopecia, combat bullying, and funds for research. Whether you’re involved at kinder, primary, secondary or  even in university, this is a great opportunity to have some fun and in the process inform others about this disease.

Send your interest to info@aaaf.org.au and we will provide you with the necessary details for your school.

AAAF would also like to offer our heartfelt thanks to those schools who have hosted a Crazy Hair Day this year: 

Carnegie Primary School

Lighthouse Christian School

Tyndale Christian School Strathalbyn

Carey Baptist Grammar School Ltd

Guthrie street Primary school

St Joseph’s School – Payneham 

MLC Junior School

Armadale Primary School

Denistone East Public School

 

Alopecia Areata Adventure Camp – Nov 18 & 19

The Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation and Variety – the Children’s Charity are proud to announce the first ever Alopecia Areata Adventure Camp, generously supported by Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation.

This weekend of adventure will be hosted at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, Central NSW and is free for kids with alopecia. This includes flights, meals, accommodation and activities. However, spots are strictly limited.  

Attendees can be from anywhere in Australia and aged between 5-18. A deposit must be made to secure a place at the camp, but this is fully refundable. Parents are able to join their child at the camp, but must pay their own way.

The Alopecia Areata Adventure Camp will be a fantastic opportunity for kids living with Alopecia to make friends, learn about the condition and – most importantly – have a very fun time. We only have 26 spots available, so if you’d like to join us on this adventure, email info@aaaf.org.au to request an information pack.

RSVP’s needed before the 25th of August.