A Note from CARF’s Director
Happy new year…we made it through!! Despite the twists and turns last year, CARF managed to tackle all the challenges that came our way and continued to shine. We were able to provide exceptional value, service, and connections despite this unprecedented global pandemic! Here are just a few of our accomplishments in 2020.

Automated the Physician Referral Listing
Conducted 2 Membership-wide Surveys
Created a Medical Student Program
Developed Monthly Giving Program
Engaged in Global Advocacy
Expanded Brand Awareness
Facilitated Strategic Planning Sessions
Hosted 15 Support Group Meetings
Launched 5 New Support Groups
Partnered with 6 Leading Advocacy Organizations
Produced 15 E-news Blasts
Produced 3 Live Educational Webinars
Produced 3 Quarterly Newsletters
Produced a Full Day Live Conference & Half Day Summit
Recruited Patients for 2 Research Studies
Reduced Request Turnaround Time to Under 24 Hours S
Successful End of Year Fundraising Match Campaign
Successfully Shifted Programmatic Focus Due to Pandemic
tarted Social Media Engagements on All Platforms
Voted in 7 New Board Members
Welcomed 1100 New CARF Members

Although we are not sure what 2021 will bring with regards to the pandemic, we are sure that CARF is entering its most pivotal year yet in our 17-year history. In addition to our existing programs and services, CARF is launching its CARF365 Membership Program, hosting our Mane Event six-part webinar series, adding 10 more virtual support groups, and starting to plan for our in-person national conference for 2022. It’s going to be a great year and I am excited to lead this important work for the scarring hair loss community!

Stay happy and healthy!