Since September is National Alopecia Awareness month, we hosted our 1st Alopecia Awareness Cruise, September 10-15, 2012. The Alopecia Corporate Award was presented to Childrens Alopecia Project Organization. Thank you for all you do to assist children affected with alopecia.
The Woytovich Family started CAP when their daughter Maddie (then 5) was diagnosed with alopecia. They could not find a support group specifically for kids with alopecia. They were interviewed about this in the local newspaper and based on the overwhelming response and with the help of family and friends started the Children’s Alopecia Project.
"We are the only 501(c) 3 non-profit devoted specifically to helping children living with the hair-loss disease, alopecia areata. We do so by raising awareness about alopecia, providing support for children and their families, and building self esteem in children living alopecia. Funds are used for the following:
- Support group meeting across the country and around the world–in Arizona; California; Massachusetts, VA/MD/DC area, Michigan, New York, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Texas (Dallas/Ft Worth, Houston, and Lubbock), Utah, Virginia/Maryland, Hong Kong, and Mexico
- Alopeciapalooza, an annual international camp for children with alopecia and their families
- CAP Kid Library Program, through which CAP is donating books about alopecia to the school libraries of children in our support group
- CAP Kid Connections Program through which CAP connects children with alopecia with support groups and/or other CAP Kids in their area
- Interactive website, which brings together parents across the country and world whose children have been diagnosed with alopecia
- CAP Outreach Program through which CAP sends brochures about CAP and alopecia to dermatologists, schools, and families in an effort to educate the public about alopecia, states Betsy.
Donations are accepted: Make your check payable to “CAP” and mail to:
Children’s Alopecia Project, Inc. PO Box 6036 Wyomissing, PA 19610
or Visa, MC, AmEx or Discover at Network for Good
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