September is an exciting month for many of us. September marks the end of summer, the beginning of fall, the return to school, and the return of all things pumpkin. September is also Alopecia Areata Awareness Month! While awareness should always be given to the autoimmune disease, September is the time to bring full awareness for those suffering with the disease.
According to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, this year’s theme for September is “Look at Us!” While this is the common mantra of the alopecia areata community, September is a perfect time to highlight this mantra and push it to the forefront of research and support efforts. The community wants to reach out to friends and family and show them that the disease is nothing to be ashamed of. The theme is to encourage those suffering to accept and flourish in who they are, without being labeled by alopecia. It also allows the community to show how far they have come in battling the disease, and how far they will continue to go. Throughout the month of September, communities throughout the nation will hold a number of events to support the cause and bring attention to alopecia. Minor and major baseballs leagues are once again helping with the cause as well. “Team Up for Alopecia Areata” is running for its third year in a row. Teams dedicate a local game to the cause, where proceeds made from the game are given to the foundation. The Baltimore Orioles dedicated their September 4th game against the Cincinnati Reds to alopecia areata.
At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we understand what women are going through when suffering from alopecia areata. We offer custom human hair wigs along with ready to wear synthetic wigs. If you hair loss isn’t severe, we also offer toppers and partial pieces. Let us help you regain control of your life and fight the disease. When you walk through our doors for your initial consultation, you will never feel ashamed or embarrassed.
To schedule an initial consultation with Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, call us today at 410-720-8588. You can also visit us in the Medical Pavilion at Howard County.
To learn more about Alopecia Areata Awareness Month, visit the National Alopecia Areata Foundation homepage.