AAAF Achievements

 

 

SUPPORT

RESEARCH

AWARENESS

2018

Scarf Art Project

WA Support Group Boys Weekend

Branch Open in Tas

Development of Alopecia, Teens and Mental Health Information Pack. 

#HealthyAlopecia Blog Competition

AAAF sponsors two year investigational research into the efficacy of cycosporin A and Tofacitinib in the treatment of Alopecia Areata.   Launch of the Tasmania Alopecia Support Group Campaign

 

2017

First AAAdventure Camp for Kids with Alopecia Areata

#EmbraceAlopecia Wig Competition

Informational Wig Video Series

Development of Parents Pack for families with Alopecia Areata.

Participation in Aclairs trial. Kokoda17 Trek to raise funds and awareness of Alopecia Areata

Creation of AAAF 2018 Calendar 

2016

West VS Rest campaign to promote competitive fundraising for the Wigs for Kids program

Launch of the AAAF Blog, Love, Alopecia 

Supplied grant to fund research into associations between physical activity, quality of life (QoL) and mental health in patients with Alopecia Areata. Took Remove GST on Wigs campaign to the public, with petition and peaceful protest demonstration

Bald Canvas Initiative ran programs in Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia.

 

2015

Kids Informational Video “Alopecia Areata: why does my hair fall out?”

Informational videos for helping people with AA

Launch of AAAF newsletter R.A.I.S.E.

Wigs for Biggest Kids program runs to aid those over age 55 in the cost of wearing a wig.

Supplied grant to fund research into treatment of AA with topical Janus Kinase (JAK) inhibitors

 

Radio advertising – Donate Hair

Launch of Bald Canvas Initiative

 

2014

Wigs for Big Kids program runs to aid uni students in the costs of wearing a wig.

Established Boldest Bald Tea campaign

Created Coping with AA brochure

AAAF grant to fund psychosocial research into AA impact on the family unit AAAF grant for verbatim play and dvd “Bald Heads and Blue Stars”

TV Ad

 

2013

Creation of the AAAF online store for sale of low cost wigs for people with AA.

Created Women Talking about Alopecia brochure

Created Parents Talking to Parents brochure

Created Teens talking about Alopecia Brochure

Supplied grant for research into skin resident memory T cells in AA.

Participation in Viviscal Trial

Supplied grant to fund psychological research into of AA on women’s self-esteem, mood states and coping.

Supplied grant to fund psychological research into impact of AA over time.

Collaboration with band Redwoods on song “All The Strands”

Launch of the Turning Heads Project

 

2012

Branches open in NSW and WA

Creation of Support Ambassador Roles

CBA Grant to support Wigs for Kids Program

Launch of No GST on Wigs campaign.

Creation of School Pack to inform teachers and parents about AA in the classroom.

Supplied grant to fund psychological research into coping techniques and the psychological impact of AA on young people.

 

Began program for grant with Australia Dermatologist College for yearly research paper

 

Became Charity of Choice for Heritage Ladies Golf Committee

 

 

2011

Branch open in QLD

CBA Grant to launch Wigs For Kids Program

First annual Trivia Night and Open Days

Participation in trial with Fusion Health Hair Expo 2011 – 1500 brochure given to hairdressers

Village Cinema Ad

C31 TV Ad

 

2010

Branches open in SA and ACT

 

  Launch Donate Hair Program

 

Events:

AAAF run support events in all states throughout the year. These range from Open Days, Pizza Nights and casual Coffee Catch-ups, to Trivia Nights, Workshops, Wig Sales and much, much more. Being able to connect with other people with AA is hugely rewarding and AAAF is very proud to be able to facilitate this through our events.