Today's post features a very special polish from Glam Polish to help raise funds and awareness for children living with Alopecia. Keep reading to see more photos of this fabulous color and to find out how you can help!
Information and Facts About Alopecia
There are over half a million Australians and around 6.5 million Americans living with Alopecia - a condition where people lose their hair from all areas of the body including the scalp, for which there is currently no known cure.
Approximately 60% of people diagnosed are under the age of 20, and for children especially, hair loss can have a negative impact on their self-esteem, which in many cases is linked to anxiety, depression, impaired academic performance and lack of social inclusion. To support children affected by the condition, Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation & Variety grants wigs - helping children gain their confidence and feel more comfortable amongst their peers.
- Alopecia (al-oh-PEE-shah) is a HAIR LOSS Condition, that can cause round patches of baldness, or total body hairless.
- * There are 3 Main Types of Alopecia: Alopecia Areata - round patches / bald spots, Alopecia Totalis - complete Scalp baldness and Alopecia Universalis - total hair loss from body and scalp.
- Alopecia Areata is a believed to be a AUTOIMMUNE disease: the immune system mistakenly attacks the body (hair follicles) instead of defending it.
- Alopecia Areata affects MEN & WOMEN equally. It can occur at ANY AGE, often begins during childhood or early teen years. It does not discriminate on race.
- Alopecia is NOT Contagious.
Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation Inc. (AAAF), is established to be the national Australia body supporting research to find a cure or acceptable treatment for all forms of Alopecia Areata, support those with the disease and their families, and inform the public about all forms of Alopecia Areata.
Our Service philosophy is to give each person the best chance of managing their alopecia journey positively, the whole family and each individual needs to be supported to manage their unique experience. By reducing the financial and emotional stress and enabling children, young people, adults and their support networks to develop their strengths and skills, AAAF assists the whole family to achieve that positive journey.
|Glam Polish Bad Hair Day|
Fundraiser for Alopecia
Our Fundraiser is for Alopecia which is a cause that is very special to me. It affects millions of people around the world but is not very well known so we are wanting to raise a lot more awareness about Alopecia as well as raising funds to pay for wigs for children that have lost their hair because of Alopecia and to aid in educating against bullying.
Limited Edition Alopecia Awareness Shade (September 2015)
Bad Hair Day - Navy blue scattered holographic with navy, ocean blue and silver ultra holo micro-glitter, a special shade made to help us raise awareness and funds for Alopecia Areata, this shade was named by Natalia Voss a 13 year old girl with Alopecia Areata, some days it can be very hard covering up patches of missing hair or even looking at your hair in the mirror when you have Alopecia Areata so we thought this was the perfect name for our fundraising shade.
Release Date: Official Release Date Friday September 4th 6pm EDT (USA) from www.glampolish.com.au with shipping to Australia, USA and France.
For the month of September we are raising funds and awareness for Alopecia. All funds donated will go to Alopecia Areata Association of Australia Foundation Inc. to help fund wigs for children with alopecia and aid in educating against bullying.
We will also be accepting donations to help buy wigs for kids from our gofundme fundraising page, all proceeds will go to the Alopecia Areata Association of Australia. To donate please visit:
We are donating $7.00 AUD from the purchase of each bottle of Bad Hair Day to the Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation Inc.
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This is such a wonderful fundraiser that Glam Polish has put together! In purchasing this color, not only are you getting a super-sparkly, crazygorgeous polish, you will also be supporting a great cause to help children struggling with this difficult disease.
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