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The funds raised through Hair with Heart, and the proceeds from the hair donated, support Variety’s grants and programs for kids who are sick, disadvantaged or who have special needs.
Variety provides support for kids who lost their hair due to a medical condition, through grants for wigs, funding the Variety Alopecia Areata Adventure Camp and providing therapy grants.
Losing your hair can have profound psychological effects, particularly through childhood and adolescence. One specialised wig can cost up to $6,000 and lasts two to three years so the cost is prohibitive for many families. Because of the support from our amazing Hair with Heart community, Variety provides grants for kids across Australia who have lost their hair due to medical conditions such as alopecia, cancer and trichotillomania.
Variety Alopecia Areata Adventure Camp
The Variety Alopecia Areata Adventure Camp is an opportunity for kids with Alopecia Areata to make friends, learn about the condition and – most importantly – have fun. The camp is free, including flights, meals, accommodation and activities.
The yearly camp launched in 2017 and is run in partnership with the Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation. Without programs like this, some kids with Alopecia Areata may not have met another child with the same condition.