Samantha has come on board as a new sponsor for AAAF. Sam operates out of Victoria. Semi-Permanent Make Up can add definition and colour to the eyebrow and eyelash area making the appearance of hair loss less obvious and boosting confidence. 10% discount to all AAAF clients. www.savingface.com.au
New Brochure - Women talking About Alopecia
This brochure aims to help women understand, accept and come to terms with some of the difficulties and changes that result from a diagnosis of Alopecia Areata. The information presented is the result of a survey in 2012 to which 31 women responded. 10% had some form of Alopecia Areata for less than 1 year, 25% for 1-3 years and 65% have had Alopecia for more than 3 years.
New Brochure - Teens talking About Alopecia
A new brochure is posted under the Youth News Page - This brochure was constructed from the thoughts of our teenagers.
New Brochure - Parents talking to Parents
A new brochure is posted under the Support /Parent Support Page. This brochure was constructed from the thoughts of our members on raising children with Alopecia Areata.
AAAF is running two studies in 2013. Both are for those over 18. Please help us to help you and those that come behind you in understanding the emotional journey in all forms of Alopecia Areata by participating.
1) You are invited to participate in a research project to evaluate the quality of life, psychological impact, and resultant acceptance of Alopecia Areata (AA) diagnosis. The study is entitled “Alopecia Areata: The impact over time.” EOI Form
2)Women Only - You are invited to participate in a research project to investigate the impact alopecia areata has on women’s self-esteem, depression anxiety and coping strategies. The study is entitled “Investigation the impact of Alopecia Areata on women's self-esteem, mood states and coping”. EOI Form
Baby Let Your Hair Hang Down
Is a feature length (72mins) documentary that follows one girl on her journey from discovery to acceptance of her autoimmune disease/condition – Alopecia Areata. Georgia has offered all those associated with AAAF a special discount if you would like to purchase her DVD. Please put "I support AAAF" in the special instructions that way we can track the orders clearly. http://www.shop.babyletyourhairhangdown.com/
AAAF Song - Strands is now live!!
AAAF thanks Reuben and all members of the band for the generosity of time, expertise and continuous awareness programs. Enjoy the song.
Alopecia Areata tested me, and allowed me to see what I am capable of, it taught me how initially what may be perceived to be a negative situation is actually a positive one that can change our lives for the better. Alopecia Areata has never stopped me from pursing my dreams, if anything it has helped give more meaning to my life, as Winston Churchill once said "kites rise highest against the wind- not with it". James@aaaf.org.au
Meet Georgia Gardner our Female Youth Ambassador
My name is Georgia Gardner. I’m seventeen years old and I’ve had Alopecia Areata since I was four. George Orwell once said that happiness can only exist in acceptance. I tend to agree with him. What he forgot to mention is that acceptance, like happiness, is not a moment or event, but a process. If you would like to talk to me send your details to Georgia@aaaf.org.au
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