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AAAF – Remove GST from Wigs Petition
After more than five years of lobbying, people with Alopecia Areata are STILL paying GST on wigs! People who experience hair loss through cancer treatment have options which make them exempt from paying GST on their wigs. At the AAAF, we believe that wigs for people with Alopecia Areata should fit into the same category. We seek only consistency and fairness. But after 5 years of lobbying, the government still collects about $2.5M per year from people who are already up for significant expense due to their medical condition. Another disappointing rejection recently by the Treasurer Scott Morrison will not deter AAAF from pursuing a change to this unfair situation. We need the Alopecia Areata community, their families and friends to get behind our online petition. Together we can change this. Please click the link below and sign the petition. Please share this with all your friends. https://www.change.org/p/the-hon-sussan-ley-remove-gst-from-medical-wigs

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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Woohoo Bernadette! By cutting and donating your hair to AAAF, you're helping us help people with alopecia! Our Wigs for Kids program is one of the many support services we have available to help empower and improve the lives of people with alopecia and we couldn't do it without your help. Thanks so much for supporting us and our work. ...

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Thanks so much Sharon for your outstanding hair donation! Your gorgeous locks will help AAAF run our Wigs for Kids program, which helps young people have access to wigs. ...

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AAAF would like to say a massive thank you to Chloe, who has not only cut and donated her gorgeous hair to be made into wigs for children with alopecia, she has also raised over $3000 to donate to the Foundation! An absolutely outstanding effort! We're always blown away by the generosity of our donors and supporters and would like to offer our thanks also to every one of the individuals who supported Chloe's fundraiser. ...

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An amazing hair donation from a very smiley young supporter! Thanks so much Teliah for your wonderful support. We know your hair will have a wonderful new home as a wig for a young person who has lost their hair through alopecia. ...

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Three cheers for young Amber for her very generous hair donation! We can't wait to receive your gorgeously thick locks and send them on to be made into a wig for someone with alopecia. ...

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