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 2019, Alopecia Areata Awareness Week will be held from the 9th to 17th 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 13th November 2019
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. While we host our “official” Boldest Bald Brunch during Awareness Week, businesses and organisations are able to get involved all year round.
Crazy Hair Day – Friday 15th November 2019
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 email@example.com and we will provide you with the necessary details for your school.
AAAF would like to thank the wonderful schools who have hosted a Crazy Hair Day so far in 2019.
- Aspley East State School
AAAF would also like to offer our heartfelt thanks to those schools who have hosted a Crazy Hair Day 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
Variety Alopecia Areata Adventure Camp –
The Variety Alopecia Areata Adventure Camp has been a highlight of Alopecia Awareness Week for two years now, generously supported by Variety – the Children’s Charity NSW/ACT. The 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 at Variety – the Children’s Charity NSW/ACT, the AAAdventure Camp is completely free for kids with alopecia to attend, including flights, meals, accommodation and activities.
The Variety AAAdvenure Camp 2019 is being hosted at The Gold Coast, QLD on November 9th and 10th.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org