Online Registration for 28th NAAF Conference ends June 20th! Register Now!
It's time to register for the 28th NAAF Conference June 27-30, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri! Join us as NAAF comes to St. Louis, Missouri to make its own history and change lives.Online registration ends June 20th. After that, there is only onsite registration!
Need Information & Support? Request it Here!
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed specifically with alopecia areata, you may request information from NAAF by completing the form on this page. The NAAF support program offers different ways to create a sense of community amongst individuals with alopecia areata and their families. NAAF has support groups all over the world to provide a safe, comfortable and trusting environment. Find Support Now
NAAF Applauds Latest Autoimmune Disease Discovery
The National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) applauds the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) announcement that NIH scientists and their colleagues have discovered that a gene called BACH2 may play a central role in the development of autoimmune diseases. Since alopecia areata is the most common autoimmune disease – and there are currently no FDA-approved treatments for it -- these findings are of great interest as they point to another promising avenue of research for developing an effective therapy for this disease. See our News Room for full story>>>
While our capabilities and influence have grown stronger across the board, this past year produced an unprecedented advancement in our potential to find new and more effective treatments through our Treatment Development Program (TDP), a seven-year program that continues through 2016.Read More>>
Tortoise & Hair™ Walk at The Arch 2013 Needs You!
NAAF’s premier fundraiser, the Tortoise & Hair™, will take place at the most picturesque setting we have ever discovered—the Gateway Arch Grounds at the 28th NAAF Conference in St. Louis on Saturday, June 29th. This 1.7-mile walk will take you right up to St. Louis’s famous landmark, and along the mighty Mississippi. The walk is open to all. This is your opportunity to participate in the Tortoise & Hair™ and to help raise money from your friends and family to benefit those with alopecia areata through NAAF. Not coming to the conference? No problem. Be a 'Virtual' Walker and raise money wherever you are! >>>
Upcoming Webinar: Nuts & Bolts of Successful Fundraising & Awareness Events
Learn the nuts and bolts of organizing and running a successful fundraising event in your community in this webinar on July 17th. Learn how to hold events and/or create awareness of alopecia areata in your local community. Presenters will include people in the NAAF Family who have held a number of successful events. The more people who know what alopecia areata is, the more it helps our cause. Presenters: Josh Lang, Laura Ralph and Gary Sherwood. Find out how to register here>>>>