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AAAF Instagram competition April 15 – April 30 2016
Create an Alopecia-inspired meme and post it to your Instagram account with #AAAFmemecomp from the 15th to the 30th of April. Potential bragging rights aren’t the only things up for grabs AAAF will be awarding the winner with a $100 Visa Gift Card and the two runners-up with $50 gift cards.
This competition could decide who is the funniest friend or family member once and for all, so submit as many memes as you want. In order to be considered for the prizes and the prestigious title of ‘Best Alopecia Meme-Maker,’ you must like the competition post on Facebook, follow us on Instagram @alopeciaaaaf and set your account to public so we can see your creations. You can also send it to us at media@aaaf.org.au and we will post it, however you won’t be eligible for the prizes. See our website for more details. http://www.aaaf.org.au/event/aaaf-instagram-competition/ This is a great opportunity to get the word out about Alopecia. We want to spread the AAAF love, build our community and most importantly have some laughs.

Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation Inc.

Alopecia Areata is believed to be an immunological disease under genetic control, which disrupts the normal biology of the hair follicle. For more than 30 years, leading Dermatologists around the world have been studying hair growth patterns, genetic and immune theories, striving for a cure and an acceptable treatment for Alopecia Areata.

Today there is no cure! Today the treatments vary! Today we have hope!

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Promote positive image and respect for Alopecia Areata sufferers.
Assist individuals and families with coping strategies to live with Alopecia Areata.
Provide strategies against bullying / name calling.
Provide opportunities for Alopecia Areata sufferers to have a voice and participate in their communities
Increase awareness into our community about all forms of Alopecia Areata.
Attend schools to inform parents and school communities on the disease.
Raise funds into medical and psychological research.

JuliaWilsonJulia: Having Alopecia doesn’t have to be just bearable or just manageable. It will be part of you, but you can move on and it will not define you!
CatherineGrantCatherine - 21: Whether I have hair or not I am always thankful for what I have, rather on concentrating on what I don't have.
HeidiAHeidi: Alopecia isn’t something we should feel embarrassed or ashamed about.
stefStef: 16, telling her story through a poem.
camCam O'Rourke: 12, I first got AA in early 2010. It was a massive shock because it started off as just one tiny patch, and in about four weeks, it had all gone, apart from a couple of tiny patches.
MichelleMichelle: hair loss is something to be embraced. I'm ready for openness; I'm ready for people to be challenged; and I'm ready for bald women to feel empowered. I don't want to spend my life merely surviving as a bald woman. I'd much prefer to live.
SarahPSarah P: I’ve had ups and downs, I’ve been self conscious and I’ve been brave. I don’t know where I will be this time next year, or what my head will look like. But it’s an adventure, and its all part of my story.
JamesMillerJames Miller: Imagine you are 10 years old, and one morning you wake up to find you have a bald patch at the back of your head the size of a golf ball,this is what happened to me.
StellaStella 10 …..I’m VERY happy now in my school and I have a great family and friends and I’m happy to live a very bald and happy life!!!!!
Alex_WebAlex: Alison tells her story on son Alex ……We have a resilient, positive, strong willed young man. He may not have hair but he is healthy, wealthy and wise otherwise in his life – That’s the greatest gift of all!

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South Australia - Are you 13-18 and would like a makeup session? The Zonta club is Empowering Teens with Alopecia
This project, new to Zonta this year, is to provide support and empower young women aged 13-18 with Alopecia by giving them a make-up workshop to learn how to apply day-wear make up to help them feel more comfortable at school and socially. Funding for this project also includes the cost to provide educational DVD's to South Australian schools to educate the school community on the cause and effect of Alopecia to help normalise this condition for sufferers. If you are, or know of, a teen that has Alopecia and would like to attend a 1:1 make-up workshop, The let us know and we will provide more details.
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Thank you Marina for your beautiful video!

Marina (from Russia) always wanted to create a video presentation about alopecia which would stop stupid questions about her "outrageous" look and which would make her feel proud about what all alopecian women are experiencing through the path to their true beauty.

Russia has a small alopecian community, with many Alopecians not ready to go with public with their condition. Marina used pictures of some brave and beautiful women who became part of my project on alopecian women and kids in Russia.
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A huge thank you to Bronwen, who has shaved and donated her hair to help support Wigs for Kids! What an amazing effort! We hope you like your new look. ...

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Three cheers for Nicky, who has sent in four very long braids to help us help people with Alopecia. What a star! ...

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A big AAAF thank you to Liz, who has cut and donated her gorgeously long locks to be made into wigs for people with Alopecia Areata! ...

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