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Scarf Design Competition

Would you like a scarf made from an original artwork that you designed yourself?
With our friends at Coming Up Rosies, AAAF are giving you the chance to submit a design and have a scarf made and named after you. Be one of the first 10 to send your design to us and you could be wearing your scarf in no time!

Send your picture to
AAAF
PO Box 5029
FRANKSTON SOUTH VIC 3199
AUSTRALIA

Or email a jpg image to info@aaaf.org.au

Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation Inc.

The Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation was founded in 2010 with the purpose of improving the lives of people living with Alopecia Areata and their families.

We have three core missions.

  • Support: provide support to those with all forms of Alopecia Areata, and their families;
  • Awareness: inform the public and create awareness of Alopecia Areata;
  • Research: to support research into a cure or acceptable treatment for Alopecia Areata.

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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!

News

Raising awareness for Alopecia Areata with a three day cycle and run from Sydney to Mt Kosciuszko. James is one of AAAF's Support Ambassadors and is passionate about helping people have the support and information they need to Embrace Alopecia. ...

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Check out the man behind the mask - or rather, behind the beard! Grumps said goodbye to his beautiful beard yesterday, and this fantastic campaign has raised over $2500 to go towards alopecia support and research! Absolutely amazing results for a campaign run in support of a friend with alopecia.

Grumps and the Great Shave fundraiser is still live if you would like to show these wonderful people your support and help AAAF to continue to improve the lives of people with Alopecia Areata.

www.gofundme.com/ba-grumps-helps-kids-with-alopecia
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Very special Suppporter Sunday Thank You's are in order for Bethany, Catherine, Charlie and Louise!! These amazing individuals are helping people with alopecia to have access to wigs by increasing the hair available to make them, and by supporting AAAF's Wigs For Kids Program, which helps families with the costs of puchasing a wig.

We cannot thank you all enough for these generous and very beautiful donations. AAAF will take the best of care of your gorgeous locks and get them to our fantastic wig makers asap!
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What a fantastic donation! This time of year is always very busy for our team as many Shave for a Cure supporters also donate those beautiful locks to help people with Alopecia Areata. It's so fantastic to see people helping two wonderful causes with one good deed!

Thank you for your support Georgia, and to 7 News Central Queensland for the shout out <3 Hopefully this story will help more people know about our program.
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A 10-year-old girl has cut off her hair to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation. Download the 7 News app: yhoo.it/2a8SxYV #7News

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