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 2018, Alopecia Areata Awareness Week will be held from the 10th to 18th 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.
Boldest Bald Brunch – Wednesday 14th November 2018
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.
- Click here to set up a fundraiser for your Boldest Bald Brunch
- Click here for information on the Perth Boldest Bald Brunch
Crazy Hair Day – Friday 16th November 2018
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 in 2017 and helped to combat bullying and support kids with Alopecia Areata.
- 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
- Gladesville Public School
- St Francis Xavier Primary School Ballarat
- St Francis of Assisi Primary School Wodonga
- Billanook College
Alopecia Areata Adventure Camp –
In 2017, the Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation and Variety – the Children’s Charity ran the first ever Alopecia Areata Adventure Camp, generously supported by Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation.
This weekend of adventure was hosted at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, Central NSW and thanks to our generous supporters, was completely free for kids with alopecia to attend, including flights, meals, accommodation and activities. However, spots are strictly limited.
AAAF are very proud to announce that we will be hosting another AAAdventure Camp in November of 2018, and hope to have even more kids attending. This year we will be hosting just outside of Melbourne, Victoria. Applications are not yet open, but to be sure you stay up to date with announcements you can register with AAAF to receive email updates and follow us on Facebook for even more.
The Alopecia Areata Adventure Camp is a fantastic opportunity for kids living with Alopecia to make friends, learn about the condition and – most importantly – have a very fun time.