Happy New Year! We hope you all had enjoyable and safe holiday season and are feeling refreshed and excited for the year ahead.
Before we took our holiday break, we were talking here on Love, Alopecia about all the things AAAF has achieved over the last 12 months. This week it’s all about where we want to go next. That’s right, it’s time for AAAF’s New Year Resolutions. These goals are our commitment to our community that we will never stop striving to do better, be better and help others to have a positive journey with Alopecia Areata. So what’s in store for 2017?
In 2017, we will… GROW
2016 was one of our biggest years yet, with major campaigns like Remove GST On Wigs and the Bald Canvas giving the AAAF Team plenty to do among our usual event calendar of terrific trivia nights, fantastic fundraisers, and casual catch ups. In 2017, we’re aiming to do even more.
We have a few special items in our social calendars this year, including our first attendance at the NAAF Annual Conference in Miami this June, and AAAF’s champion team tackling the Kokoda Trail in August. We’ll also be including even more opportunities to meet and mingle with AAAF’s fantastic team at a wide range of outstanding events. But we can’t host events without you, so keep an eye on our Facebook and register for email updates to find out what’s happening near you. Don’t forget that you can always get in touch with us to suggest or help plan events by emailing email@example.com
We also have several opportunities available to grow our AAAF Committee. Our committee are all fantastic individuals who volunteer their time because they believe in improving the lives of people with Alopecia Areata and their families. If that sound like you, then get in touch! Even volunteering just an hour a week can help AAAF to grow, do more and help more people.
In 2017, we will…. IMPROVE
This year is AAAF’s 7th birthday. We’ve learnt a lot in our time and are dedicated to continually improving and perfecting how we work.
The biggest target in our sights is our website. Our site is a hub of information and resources on alopecia and we are very proud of the work that has been put into it. But as technology moves forward, we acknowledge there are several areas which could use some polish and shine. So our team is already hard at work on a complete update, making it even easier for you to find the information you want and the support you need.
We’re also developing brand new support materials to help more people on their journey with this condition. We’re focusing on helping those new to this condition get answers to their questions fast, and to know what support is available and where to get it. We’ll have some more information about AAAF’s new material (and some exclusive sneak peaks) here on Love, Alopecia later in the year.
If there is an area that you would like to see AAAF improve, or something you’d like to do to help, please get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org . Your feedback is vital to letting us know what you need, so don’t be shy.
In 2017, we will… EMBRACE
Above all, our goal for 2017 is to help more people with Alopecia Areata and their families to have a positive journey with this complicated condition. Embrace Alopecia is our yearlong commitment to all our community, that we will be here with opportunities, resources and support to help you get to a place of empowerment, comfort and confidence with this condition. We celebrate the fact that there is no one way to Embrace Alopecia, and are excited to see how you will be part of the movement.
Looking forward to another fantastic year.