Ruth McPherson September is Alopecia Awareness Month, and this year it's extra special because Alopecia UK is celebrating their 15th birthday! To mark the occasion, they are hoping to raise £15,000 - #AUK15for15.

2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, and particularly small charities like Alopecia UK. More than ever before, we need to support Alopecia UK to ensure that they are here for as long as we need them.

Alopecia UK works hard to improve the lives of those affected by alopecia, through aims of support, awareness and research. A diagnosis of alopecia can make you feel like your world has been turned upside down. It can impact on relationships, work and social life. Alopecia UK is here to help people at this difficult time.

To celebrate Alopecia UK's 15th birthday and raise some much-needed funds, I will be aiming to run 5k for 15 days in a row during September. I have never run for 15 consecutive days before, so this will be quite a challenge! Ruth McPherson