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To improve the quality of life for women of all ages living with alopecia areata by enhancing their self-esteem and self-confidence and by increasing their capacity to manage all aspects of their lives with alopecia.
We are the only nonprofit created specifically for the needs of women with autoimmune hairloss disease. We have received the 2009 Gold Triangle Award from the American Academy of Dermatology.
Our programs of lunches and dinners finds women in the same communities across the country and makes it possible for them to find each other. Our discussions at these events give women the chance to discusss topics they hide from friends and family. Our emphasis is pro-active and positive as well as practical. Leader Thea Chassin, having alopecia herself since 1997, is masterful at getting women with AA to realize and utlize all their options for how they look whether it be wigs, hats or bald. We don't just say " this is a psychologically difficult conditoon for women," Chassin's programs give women the confidence and tools for better coping and greater self-acceptance.
Many women have developed alopecia in childhood and have never met another woman like herself. We're the catalyst that gets those women as well as those with adult onset "back in the driver's seat" so they no longer feel the burden of shame and secrecy that they have no eyebrows, eyelashes...no hair anywhere.
Our special Beauty Events raise public awarenss that all women who are bald do not have cancer. We bring make-up and other consultants together to give the women much needed advice.