Walk For Alopecia™

walk for alopecia; national alopecia areata foundation (NAAF)

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September 30, 2023
San Francisco at Lake Merced

(Walk located at Lake Merced Blvd. Parking Lot at intersection of Lake Merced Blvd. & Sunset Blvd.)

8:00 am Walk Site & Festivities Opens – (More Event Details)
10:00am Walk Start

Not in San Francisco? You can “do it yourself”
and “Walk Where You Are” as an individual or small team!

The National Alopecia Areata Foundation’s (NAAF) inaugural Walk For Alopecia™, will bring the alopecia areata community of families, caregivers, friends, co-workers, and healthcare professionals together to help drive research for better treatments and a cure, increase support, advocate for change, and end stigma. 

On Saturday, September 30th, 2023, we will rally coast to coast to raise funds, support our community, educate the public and empower people living with alopecia areata everywhere. This year we will host one Walk site in San Francisco, CA at Lake Merced, honoring the community where NAAF was established more than four decades ago. Simultaneously, do it yourself “Walk Where You Are” teams* will step-off in communities all over the country providing an opportunity for anyone, anywhere to do something about alopecia areata. 

Together, on one day, let’s shine the brightest light on alopecia areata, raise funds and help the world understand that it is not just hair. Let’s Walk For Alopecia 

*Do It Your Self “Walk Where You Are” teams are individuals or small teams made up of friends and family that register, fundraise then meet up in your community at a safe location on September 30, 2023. Everyone brings their own water bottle then your team walks on your own and celebrates your team’s success. Enjoy and keep it simple! For more detailed guidance, please review the Walk Where You Are Team Guidelines and Steps To Success in the Participant Tools section.

Do It Yourself Walk Where You Are teams that you can contact, and join can be found here>>>

                    San Francisco Walk For Alopecia Event Details

Lake Merced Walk Site:  Lake Merced Blvd. Parking Lot at intersection of Lake Merced Blvd & Sunset Blvd

Event Highlights

        • 4-mile loop with 2-mile shortcut option for those who want to walk
        • Free refreshments with food truck options
        • Music & activities including a selfie station and kid’s area
        • Brave Barbie give-away
        • Meet other members of the alopecia areata community and learn more about the tools and treatments available to help

Schedule of Events

        • 8:00 am Event opens with activities & festivities
        • 9:45 am Opening ceremonies
        • 10:00 am Walk starts
        • 11:45 pm Closing ceremonies

 Why We Walk For Alopecia

Participant Tools


Thank you to our Walk for Alopecia™ sponsors!








Questions? Send us a note at walk@naaf.org. For more information and fundraising resources, please visit support.naaf.org/walkforalopecia.

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