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Petitioning National Institutes of Health, Govts Worldwide, our Elected Officials

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


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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National Institutes of Health, Govts Worldwide, our Elected Officials
I just signed the following petition addressed to: US National Institutes of Health, Govts Worldwide, our Elected Officials

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Fund Alopecia Areata, Totalis and Universalis Research

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 either 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. We the people, who suffer with the devastating effects of this disease, respectfully but urgently request increased research funding for Alopecia Areata (Totalis and Universalis).

Sincerely on behalf of sufferers worldwide,

Global Alopecia Mission