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 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. 

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 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 so far in 2018 and helped to combat bullying and support kids with Alopecia Areata. 

  • Bob’s Farm School
  • Ripplebrook Primary School
  • Bramfield Park Public School
  • Kardinya Rrimary School  
  • Lenah Valley Primary School
  • Highfields State Secondary College
  • Mt Eliza Primary School
  • Kensington Primary School
  • Mercedes College
  • Selby Primary School
  • St Peter’s Anglican College
  • Carina State School
  • Bundeena Public School
  • Brisbane Christian College
  • Xavier High School

Alopecia Areata Adventure Camp – 

AAAF and Variety – the Children’s Charity ran the first ever Alopecia Areata Adventure Camp, generously supported by Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation, in 2017. The AAAdventure 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. Thanks to our generous supporters, the AAAdventure Camp is completely free for kids with alopecia to attend, including flights, meals, accommodation and activities. 

The AAAdvenure Camp 2018 is being hosted at The Summit in Trafalgar, VIC, on November 10th and 11th. 

To be sure you stay up to date with announcements, including details of the AAAdventure Camp 2019, you can register with AAAF to receive email updates and follow us on Facebook for more. 

 

Alopecia Awareness Week Events – 

AAAF host a range of events throughout Alopecia Awareness Week, from large Open Days to casual community catch-ups. We highly recommend coming along if you’re able, or seeing if you can host something in your own area. You can see our event calendar here. If you’d like to know how you can host something in your area, or let us know you would like an event near you, please contact us on info@aaaf.org.au