September is Alopecia Areata Awareness Month, and what better way to celebrate than by connecting with others who have alopecia, volunteering with your favorite organizations, and helping spread the word and educate the general public about alopecia and how it affects the people who live with it.
Here are three great ways to get behind the alopecia awareness cause and make the most out of Alopecia Areata Awareness month!
1. Support Alopecia Focused Media
Part of the process of gaining more awareness for alopecia is to support media – books, documentaries, and other types of media created to bring a face to the disease. One project getting a lot of traction right now is the Kickstarter Campaign for “Baby Let Your Hair Hang Down”, a documentary about life with alopecia featuring Australian comedian, Georgia Van Cuylenburg who lost all of her hair in 2007 from alopecia areata. Find more information about the documentary and Georgia here.
2. Donate to or Volunteer for an alopecia areata nonprofit organization.
There are tons of both national and international foundations and organizations that focus on finding a cure for alopecia and helping people who already suffer from the effects of alopecia. One of our favorites is the National Alopecia Areata Foundation. Some other great organizations to support are Locks of Love, Children with Hairloss, and Global Alopecia Mission.
3. Attend a Ball Game
The NAAF has teamed up with local major and minor league baseball teams to create “Team Up for Alopecia” – where home games focus on alopecia areata awareness and provide a time for the alopecia community to come together for a night of sports and socialization. You can find a list of participating teams, along with dates and times on the NAAF website.