In April 2009, Alopecia World member Mary Marshall proposed the idea of a National Bald Out day.
Mary's idea quickly evolved into an international celebration three months later to raise public awareness of alopecia and express our pride in our bald heads.
However, due to a "National Bald Out" trademark claim filed by another member of Alopecia World (see www.uspto.gov for details), the popular National Bald Out discussion group on Alopecia World recently voted to change the name of its group and the event to INTERNATIONAL ALOPECIA DAY:
Since only the name has changed, the newly-formed group, INTERNATIONAL ALOPECIA DAY, is carrying on the annual event that was started last year as the National Bald Out.
INTERNATIONAL ALOPECIA DAY, which will take place this year on Saturday, July 17, has Alopecia World's full endorsement.
Therefore, we encourage you to join the INTERNATIONAL ALOPECIA DAY group on Alopecia World to learn how you, your support group, your business, or your organization can contribute to making this very special day as successful as possible:
As last year demonstrated, the event is truly international, with participation in several countries!
Please join the INTERNATIONAL ALOPECIA DAY group today and start a discussion for your location and to see what types of events others are planning:
As you think about how you can make a positive difference on INTERNATIONAL ALOPECIA DAY, bear in mind the following words from Sheila Jacob's classic book titled The Big Fall: Living With Hair Loss:
"People with less hair have had bad press for far too long. It's time to stop being anxious about being called 'baldy' and start being proud of being a 'silkhead' or 'alopecian', a 'highbrow' or 'chrome dome'. It's time to change a stigma into a distinction."
Looking forward to learning about
your INTERNATIONAL ALOPECIA DAY event,
Co-founder, Alopecia World