Around the World in 80 Ways, 80 Days

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 2:15pm to Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 2:15pm 
Mary Cosgrove

Fun fact: The Earth’s circumference is 24,901 miles. And for 2021, the National Alopecia Areata Foundation intends to challenge the alopecia areata community to make that journey via “Around the World in 80 Ways”— an innovative awareness/fundraising campaign that will summon our community to safely complete 25,000 miles of kinetic activity in support of NAAF.

Think of this as the largest Tortoise & Hair™ event ever, as the whole alopecia areata community goes Around the World in 80 Ways in 2021! We’re challenging the alopecia areata community to go “Around the World in 80 Ways” while raising $100,000 to support NAAF in just 80 days, from April 1 to June 19.

We mention “safely” because, in this time of pandemic, these are all activities that can be done individually if a group setting is not considered advisable.
How you choose to go around the world and how you fundraise is up to you! Here are some of the ways you might travel:
• Walk
• Hike
• Run
• Cycle
• Unicycle
• Rollerblade
• Skateboard
Be creative! Tell us about your event, including when and where it will be held (even if it’s virtual). Please provide a flyer, or ask us to make one for you, to promote your event.

Your registration gets you an exclusive event packet which includes:
* NEW Tortoise & Hair™ baseball caps!
* NAAF masks!
* Awareness bracelets!

Registration is $25 per person, or $50 per family or team.

You can also hold an online fundraiser. Reach out to us at with any questions about how to get started, and we’ll be happy to help.

And make sure to watch our recorded webinar in which we tell you more about how to participate in this epic campaign!