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Alopecia Areata Support Group – Manhattan, New York

Support groups are an ideal place to come talk with others about living with alopecia areata. It is a place to gain knowledge from those who have had years or even months of personal experience. With time comes the ability to deal and cope with your own hair loss or that of a loved one. The support group experience has its rewards for all who attend.

Event sponsored by National Alopecia Areata Foundation

Alopeciapalooza – Children’s Alopecia Project

7D203A7FE2645F006619A83ABDFA661E0CFBDBD20E14A644D7If you have a child with alopecia, THIS is the absolute best event for you to attend!  The focus for the Children’s Alopecia Project is to the change the emphasis from growing hair to growing self-esteem.

Here is a partial list of who will be at Alopeciapalooza:

ACTORS: Georgia Van Cuylenburg, Anthony Carrigan and Joseph Gatt.

BEAUTY QUEEN: Miss Delaware 2010 Kayla Martell, Top 10 Miss America finish and voted America’s choice!

ATHLETES: Gold Medal Winning Olympian Staciana Stitts-Winfield, Professional Basketball Player Melvin Dolberry, Jr Final Four, Syracuse University Basketball player, Evan Dourdas and American Ninja Warrior, Kevin Bull

Plus one of the best photographers in the country, Wig’d Out: The Movie writers, producers, director and star, Yoga Instructor, Authors, stundents, magicians, music, comedy and you!

Special entertainment being booked too!! Yes, you will know the comedians too. They have acted in Movies and TV Shows!

Family Fun Day(s) and Meet & Greet in Washington, DC

picnic logo 600We have some fabulous events coming up in July, all happening in Washington, DC.  The first event will on July 15 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.  Our Picnic on the Mall is a family-friendly FREE event.  Bring your own food and beverages or purchase a boxed lunch at the concession stands located on The Mall. The picnic is open to adults and children.  Visit our Events Calendar to learn more.

That evening, join us for an evening of fun, frolic and fabulous food at The Dubliner located within The Phoenix Park Hotel, just one block from the beautiful Union Station.  Dinner begins at 6:30pm and ends at 9:00pm but feel free to stay longer and listen to live music by Brian Gaffney.  The Dubliner is America’s premier Irish pub, established in 1974, serves hearty Hibernian fare including their world famous Fish’n’Chops and Irish Beef Stew.  Click here for ticket information and to reserve your seat!

A stay in Washington, DC is not complete until you have visited world’s largest museum, education, and research complex.  We will also be sponsoring a Family Fun Day on July 16 for an afternoon touring the National Air and Space Museum (one of my personal favorites and always a hit with kids!). The Smithsonian is a free museum and open to the public.  The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum maintains the world’s largest and most significant collection of aviation and space artifacts, encompassing all aspects of human flight, as well as related works of art and archival materials. It operates two landmark facilities that, together, welcome more than eight million visitors a year, making it the most visited museum in the country. It also is home to the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies. Visit our Events Calendar to learn more.

We look forward to seeing you there!  Questions?  Contact melanie@worldalopeciacommunity.org.

Learning to Thrive Series: Amy Johnson

One of the best things about being part of a global alopecia community is that we enjoy meeting people who also have alopecia and are learning to thrive with alopecia every day, every where in the world. For this installment, we’re visiting with Amy Johnson, the Communications/Fundraising Manager of Alopecia UK, a charity organization based in the UK whose vision is to improve the lives of those affected by alopecia.

Alopecia is something in my life, but isn't something that should change the person I am.

Alopecia is something in my life, but isn’t something that should change the person I am.

Q. When were you diagnosed with alopecia areata?

I first had two small patches of Alopecia Areata in October 2007. They quickly grew back. By 2010, I had lost everything. I have experienced different degrees of patchy regrowth since 2012.

Q. How has alopecia changed you as an individual?

I’d like to think that alopecia hasn’t changed me too much. I take the approach that alopecia is something in my life, but isn’t something that should change the person I am. Saying that, it has had a BIG impact on me in that I have ended up working for an alopecia charity so I suppose you could argue it has become my life! Read more…

NYC Meet & Greet

PhotoGrid_1461029237882Join us for an evening of fun, frolic and fabulous food!  Located at the corner of Lorimer and Conselyea in central Williamsburg, The Brooklyn Star is a neighborhood bar and restaurant serving Seasonal New American cuisine, with a definitive nod to the traditions and style of the South and Southwest.

Space is limited — Please reserve your place now!

** This is a timed event so please arrive promptly. **

Ticket includes open menu, tax and gratuity. Full-service bar for a diverse selection of beer, wines, whiskey, classic and house cocktails are available but not included in the ticket price.  Purchase your ticket through our online store by clicking here and reserve your spot now!

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