The holiday season means time spent with loved ones, exchanges of good cheer, New Year’s resolutions, and for some, miracles. But miracles don’t just happen by themselves. They happen because people like you make them happen. This holiday, when you donate to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, you’ll bring the miracle of a cure for alopecia areata much closer to reality.
Dermcast.tv Continues 4-Part Video Interview Series on Alopecia Areata
At NAAF’s 28th Annual Conference in St. Louis, the Society of Dermatology Physicians Assistants (SDPA) used their media arm, Dermcast.tv, to conduct four distinct interviews on the subject of alopecia areata. The interviews with Mat Cogan, “Treating Alopecia" and with Maureen McGettigan, "On The National Alopecia Areata Foundation,” debuted October 29th and November 8th. The other two videos, “Treating Alopecia - Jennifer DeFreece – National Alopecia Areata Foundation,” and Dr. Maria Hordinsky, "Alopecia 101 - Maria Hordinsky MD", are still available for viewing. Watch all four here>>>
Raising Awareness on Capitol Hill
The first Alopecia Areata Legislative Liaison Day on Capitol Hill, September 11, 2013, was a huge success as they participated in over two dozen meetings with elected officials in Washington, DC. The Legislative Liaisons displayed an eagerness to learn the issues, matched by only by their eloquence in expressing them to both lawmakers and staff. The Legislative Liaisons are not beltway insiders or policy experts. They are assured, well-informed Americans speaking on behalf of not only themselves but the 6.5 million fellow citizens who share this disease. Learn More>>
NAAF is proud to unveil the Alopecia Areata Treatment Development Program Video, an emotional and informative 7-minute presentation of stories, reflections and personal accounts from both lay people and experts who understand and care about what is needed to help those with alopecia areata, the world’s most common autoimmune disease. This video illustrates why NAAF’s Alopecia Areata Treatment Development Program is so vital to achieving one of NAAF’s most important goals: finding effective, FDA-approved treatments that restore hair growth for people affected by alopecia areata. Watch Now>>
Charlie Villanueva is coming to your town, and he wants to see you!
Since 2005, National Basketball Association (NBA) Player, Charlie Villanueva, of the Detroit Pistons, has been participating in Meet & Greets with the NAAF community members at various arenas around the country before his games. As Charlie himself has alopecia areata, he wants to meet with you and your family, and his Meet & Greets always feature conversations, pictures, hugs, and autographs. In fact, the success of the program was the primary reason for Charlie winning the NBA’s Community Assist Award in February of 2006. Charlie looks forward to seeing you! Check the 2013-2014 Schedule for a game near you>>>
New Video & Other Materials Help Your Child Have a Good School Experiencence
School can be stressful for any child, especially those with alopecia areata. The thought of going to class can be a source of anxiety and insecurity. Luckily, we have many resources to help parents, students and schools be prepared, including a new video made by an 11-year-old girl with alopecia areata and the broadcasting instructor at her school. We know you, your child and their school will find these materials helpful.
Find Them Here>>>
Tune Into Awareness Month on SiriusXM Radio
Dr. Marc Glashofer and NAAF Communications Director Gary Sherwood were special guests on SiriusXM Urban View’s “The Maggie Linton Show” as
part of Alopecia Areata Awareness Month in 2013. They discussed a wide
range of topics including the specifics of the disease, why continued
research is so essential, how best for children to cope, and what
awareness and advocacy activities we have now and on the horizon. As
SiriusXM is a subscription service, not everyone was able to listen live
so we greatly appreciate the show providing this audio file. Listen Here>>
Award Winning Newsletter
NAAF publishes their award winning newsletter four times a year. New and informative articles by parents, fundraisers, researchers, doctors, supporters and more, appear in each issue to connect you with others. Read More>>
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
Planned Giving to NAAF
A bequest, or gift through your will, is one of the simplest ways to make a lasting gift to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF). It allows you to balance your philanthropic goals with concerns that you may have about future living expenses, future medical costs, and loved ones. You don’t have to be wealthy to make a bequest. No matter the amount, every gift is important. Learn More >>>