San Francisco CA Support Meeting

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 7:30pm (ended)
Fred Wahl
Geary Medical Office Building
2238 Geary Blvd.
3rd Floor, Diamond Room
San Francisco, CA 94115
United States

San Francisco Support Group Meeting

Friday, November 8, 2019   7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

2238 Geary Boulevard 3rd Floor Diamond Room, San Francisco

Sudden loss of hair caused by alopecia areata can be devastating.  Our hair is critical to our identity and perception of ourselves as well as how others perceive us.  A bad-hair day can be challenging for many but experiencing daily loss of hair and bald spots that continue to enlarge while other bald spots emerge from scattered places on the scalp can only fully be understood by those who have experienced alopecia areata.  The San Francisco Support Group welcomes all who share this experience and those who care about someone who going through this.  Attend our November 8th meeting to share your stories and hear from others.  It is the best way to come to terms and to learn coping skills.  The Support Group is a comfortable place to listen and to be heard.

Having your medical questions answered is always important.  Dermatologist, Jenny Fu, provides wonderful support as our medical advisor and she also shares her own experience with having alopecia areata.  We are very grateful to Dr. Fu and to Dr. Vera H. Price for great understanding of how difficult it can be for those who struggle to cope with alopecia areata.  Feel free to bring your medical questions and tap into great knowledge and years of experience. 

Holiday Dinner!  The annual SF Alopecia Areata Holiday Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, December 14th at Don Ramon’s located at 225 11th Street in San Francisco.  We are very grateful to Jeff Goins for organizing this event.  Dinner is scheduled for 6 pm but please do arrive anytime after 5 pm to mingle with early arrivers who will enjoy a cocktail before dining.  Please email Jeff at jsgoins2000@yahoo.com with your interest in attending as it is important to reserve enough space. 

NAAF Conference 2020 – Washington, DC -  NAAF returns to our nation’s capital about every four years to keep the information of how important it is to encourage the National Institutes of Health to continue funding and research to  find a cure or acceptable treatment for alopecia areata. Plan now to be part of that exciting event.  It will take place in June, 2020.  Look for registration information in early 2020 on the NAAF web site and register early. 

No meeting for dinner prior to this meeting – Schedules do not permit any of our support group leaders to attend pizza dinner before this meeting.  We are in the process of arranging our meetings for next year and we will continue with the pizza dinners.