If ALL your HAIR fell out tomorrow, would you want a CURE? <p> Help Fund Research to treat and cure Alopecia Areata
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If ALL your HAIR fell out tomorrow, would you want a CURE? <p> Help Fund Research to treat and cure Alopecia Areata

    1. Robert Swierski
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      Robert Swierski

Alopecia Areata is an auto-immune disease affecting roughly 1.7% of the global population. (5.1 million people in the US and another 1 million in the UK, alone). It causes sudden, unpredictable hair loss, ranging from spots to complete baldness over the entire body, even in children. Its wreaks devastating psycho-social and physical havoc on those afflicted. Imagine how the sudden loss of ALL your hair (head, eyebrows, eyelashes) would affect you.

Despite its prevalence, this disease only received a total of 5 grants in research funding in 2010 from the US National Institutes of Health. That is only 1 research grant per 1,000,000 people affected. This insignificant level of research is similar or worse worldwide.

By comparison, research funding going into Lyme Disease, a very rare but highly curable disease, which affects a tiny portion of the population (less than 0.0001% of the US population or only 30,000 people per year), amounted to 150 grants. That translates to 1 research grant per 200 people.

Currently there is no cure, no effective treatment and, as detailed above, almost no research occurring due to a lack of research funding. Help change this by signing on and showing your support. For more information: Global Alopecia Mission

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    • Nina Sanchez PHILS, PHILIPPINES
      • over 2 years ago

      I have had Alopecia Universalis then Totalis and now Areata. I was bullied in elementary for being different and having a bald head. But despite all of this, it has made me a more confident and stronger person. I want to build awareness of this disease because even though it is not life-threatening it is actually mentally and emotionally challenging for those affected.

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    • ISAAC WILLIAMS WEST SAND LAKE, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      For my beautiful 2 year old Abby who has never had hair

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    • Julie Mercado TOA BAJA
      • over 2 years ago

      I have alopecia and my hair could fall out tomorrow!!!

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    • Penny Foerster OCONOMOWOC, WI
      • over 2 years ago

      My niece Annie has Alopecia

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    • Dani Cox NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      I suffer from alopecia

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