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International Alopecia Day ® is – Saturday, August 3, 2013! Be a part of this year’s YouTube video slide show of International Alopecia Day around the world!
International Alopecia Day began several years ago. My idea was for there to be a day when people with Alopecia Areata could celebrate who we are, and perhaps try going out in public bald for the first time in the company of others with Alopecia. The more cities and countries we have participating each year, the more IAD will become a NEWS EVENT that the media will want to report on. Media coverage = awareness!
What began as a small group on Alopecia World now draws participants from throughout the United States and around the world. International Alopecia Day is a day for gatherings, large and small, of anyone with Alopecia, their family, and friends. People decide what will happen where they live – some have staged public walks, pool parties, restaurant gatherings, and awareness tables at malls. Other folks have simply taken a photo of themselves alone, or with a friend. It’s up to you!
It’s SIMPLE. Just take a photo of yourself (alone, with a few friends, or with a group) on August 3.
IMPORTANT: Please make sure the photo(s) are not a small size. Photos taken by telephones are sometimes too small to drop into the slide show. Also, make sure that everyone who is in your photos agrees and understands that the photos will be online on YouTube, Alopecia World, and Facebook.
It’s even better if you make a hand-written sign that says “International Alopecia Day 2013” and your city (and country if outside the United States.)
You can email your photos to: email@example.com OR send them in a message via Alopecia World.
Here’s last year’s video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiqLx85aFDk The earlier videos can be found on YouTube by searching for “International Alopecia Day”.
Whatever you do on International Alopecia Day, wherever you are, you are part of a world-wide community. Your photos will show the many different faces of the approximately 2 % of people who have some form of Alopecia Areata! Celebrate us!
Updated anticipated participation list:
United Kingdom (Scotland, Wales and England)
To get started, please join the International Alopecia Day Group here on Alopecia World. Here’s the Page: http://www.alopeciaworld.com/group/internationalalopeciaday Next, you can start a discussion or post a comment within the group about what you’d like to organize where you live. There is also an International Alopecia Day group on Facebook.
UPDATE RE SENDING IN PHOTOS:
You can either send me photos in an Alopecia World message, OR you can email them to:
I'd like to have them as soon as possible after August 3, preferably by August 15 because I'm going to be unable to work on the video between August 16-30. I hope to complete the video slide show the first week of September.
Can't wait to see them all!