#ClaimYourStrength Made a Spectacular and Robust Awareness Month!

In just one month, this community of 149 supporters helped raise over $139,700 to combat the forces of alopecia areata that try to bring us down — a feat made possible by each and every special Super Human Strength shared to celebrate Alopecia Areata Awareness Month. Your fierce financial support helped us unlock some generous challenge grants from members of NAAF’s Board of Directors, doubling $41,000 of donations. Thank you for having the courage to put your strength on your biceps.… You’re all #NAAFSTRONG in our eyes!

SUPER CONGRATULATIONS to our top ten #CLAIMYOURSTRENGTH Challenge Fundraisers and our top three fundraising teams who flexed their fundraising muscles!

Top Fundraisers:

  1. Daniel Rourke
  2. Jerry Knutson
  3. The Williams Family
  4. McKenna Reitz
  5. The Pellicano Family
  6. Amanda and Adam Wagner
  7. Carrie Wood
  8. Carly Cundiff
  9. Katie Cook
  10. Heather McDonough

Top Fundraising Teams:

  1. Baldos with Sass (Kelci Parker, Team Captain)
  2. Nashville Support Group (Becky Hibbs Newson, Team Captain)
  3. Triple S Alopecia (Sherry Neky, Team Captain)


With your support, we will:

Continue to advance research so that there are two treatments approved by 2022 for alopecia areata that are safe, affordable, effective and easy to use.
Increase our reach so that every person who wants a mentor is connected with one. They know they are not alone.
Drive our awareness campaigns so that everyone knows what alopecia areata is and no one experiences stigma.

We invite you to continue sharing your stories, videos, passion and strengths on-line as we grow our vibrant digital community, increasing awareness and ending the stigma of living with visible difference.