September is Alopecia Areata Awareness Month! Anyone can be a superhero for alopecia—so put your cape on and do something about alopecia!

Walk For Alopecia™

Let’s do something about alopecia areata, Let’s Walk For Alopecia™!

Walk for alopecia: NAAF

FDA Approves LITFULO™ (ritlecitinib) for Adults and Children Ages 12+ with Severe Alopecia Areata 

Learn about the second U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved treatment for alopecia areata.


Find a Youth Mentor

NAAF’s Youth Mentor Program connects children living with alopecia areata to dedicated young adult mentors to formulate lasting bonds while providing support and guidance on dealing with the day-to-day challenges stemming from alopecia areata.


Alopecia Areata Awareness Month

During September, the NAAF community works to increase awareness, reduce stigma and empower those living with alopecia areata locally and nationally.

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What is Alopecia Areata?

Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune disease, causing sudden hair loss on the scalp, face, and sometimes other areas of the body. There are different levels of alopecia areata severity. The three main types of alopecia areata are patchy, alopecia totalis (total hair loss on the scalp), and alopecia universalis (total hair loss on the body).

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Latest News


September is Alopecia Areata Awareness Month

September is all about the alopecia areata community. We are strong individually but when we work together, we have super-powers! It’s…

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Seeking Support for Alopecia Areata? NAAF Can Help

There’s no need to go it alone. NAAF support systems can help. At any given time, about 700,000 people in…

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Help Make Wigs More Affordable with New Legislation

Help Make Wigs More Affordable with New Legislation You can help make cranial prosthetics, or wigs, more affordable by asking…

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FDA Approves LITFULO™ (Ritlecitinib) for Adults and Children ages 12+ with Severe Alopecia Areata

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved LITFULO™ for severe alopecia areata, marking the second FDA-approved treatment for…

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NAAF Community Member Gets Special Surprise on “The Today Show”

Isoken Igbinedion, Ifueko Igbinedion and Simone Kendle, the founders of Parfait Wigs – a NAAF Conference vendor – appeared on…

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ACTION ALERT: Help Make Wigs More Affordable for Those with Alopecia Areata!

Ask your congressional representative and senators to co-sponsor H.R. 4034 and S. 1922, new legislation in the House and Senate…

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New Research: Prevalence of Alopecia Areata across Races and Ethnicities

Does alopecia areata (AA) affect all races and ethnic groups equally? If yes, why is this important? Knowing AA prevalence…

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Announcing The Walk For Alopecia™

Let’s do something about alopecia areata! Let’s WALK FOR ALOPECIA™!   The National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) is excited to…

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NAAF Advocates for Change at CSD Hill Day

The last week of April saw NAAF’s Communications Director, Gary Sherwood, and Legislative Liaison, Brittany Foxworth, take an active role…

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Portrait of a Teen Fundraiser

Portrait of a Teen Fundraiser Spring has sprung and with it are opportunities to support the alopecia areata community! John…

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Alopecia areata treatment updates and lessons learned from recent clinical trials

Speaker: Brett King, MD, PhD  With a second FDA-approved treatment announced in…

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Awareness Month Partners

This Alopecia Areata Awareness Month, NAAF wishes to thank the following vendors, businesses and individuals who are Awareness Month Partners…

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volunteers at NAAF alopecia areata conference

Be a NAAF Conference Volunteer

Become a NAAF Conference Volunteer NAAF is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers for our annual alopecia areata patient conference. We…

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Support Groups

Join A Support Group After an alopecia areata diagnosis, it is important to realize that you are not alone. NAAF…

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One-on-One Phone Support

There are several things you can do to cope with the emotional effects caused by alopecia areata, but one of…

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Youth Mentor Program

NAAF’s Youth Mentor Program  Do you have a child/teen with alopecia areata between the ages of 5 and 18 who…

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