Fight Back with a Fundraiser!
Fundraising is fighting back. Fundraising is how you and your loved ones make it clear that alopecia areata will not win—not so long as we have the means to finance the critical research necessary to eventually treat and end this disease.
There are aspects of alopecia areata beyond our control, but our ability to raise money to research and combat it is not one of them. Great strides have been taken in understanding alopecia areata, but more needs to be done if we are to find a cure. The sooner you begin to fight back by raising funds to support NAAF’s work, the greater the likelihood that you, your loved ones, and the rest of the alopecia areata community will benefit. The role you play is every bit as important as the role of the researchers whose groundbreaking work you help fund.
It’s not as difficult as you might think. People will want to help when they know what the fight is about. And coordinating a fundraiser—especially when it’s with your friends and family—is a lot of fun. Yes, fun! A NAAF Board Chair put it best; “Do what you like, and do it for NAAF.” If there’s an activity you and your friends and family enjoy, it’s extremely likely you can build a fundraiser around it. This creates energy and enthusiasm, not only for you but for those attending. This will not be a chore, this will be an event.
So what sort of event is right for you? You tell us!
Run/Walk (Tortoise & Hair™)
Bar Mitzvah/Bat Mitzvah
Golf Tournament (Links for Locks™)
Hair Salon or Cutting Fundraisers
Jeans Day (Contact us for a How-to Flyer and Jeans Day Stickers)
Letter Writing Campaign
Roller Skating Party
Wine & Cheese Reception
The amount you raise isn’t as important as the fact that you’re fighting back, enabling research to continue and keeping NAAF at the forefront of alopecia areata support and awareness.
And always remember, we’re here to help! Simply request our Community Awareness Manual, fill out a Fundraising/Awareness Special Event Application, and then follow the Check Off List. The Application needs to be completed and returned to us at least 30 days prior to your event. If you like, we can publicize your event on the NAAF website, our Facebook page, and Twitter feed. We can even help to contact your local media in hopes of gaining coverage.
After the event, don’t forget to include the tax-deductible worksheet (in the Community Awareness Manual) when you send in the donations generated from your event.
To request a Community Awareness Manual, or if you have any questions, please contact Laura Ralph at 415-472-3780.
The funds you raise have the power to change lives, including your own. Start fighting back today!
The three primary reasons for hosting a fundraiser are:
• To promote education of alopecia areata
• To raise funds for the important work of NAAF
• To bring people with and without alopecia areata together to socialize and have fun