Friday, June 29, 2012

HOPE Week Wraps Up With The Childrens Alopecia Project

The Yankees wrap up HOPE week with by helping the Childrens Alopecia Project. Many Yankees and sports figures, including Bald Vinny, will be having a picnic in a botanical garden in the Bronx to celebrate.

This Has been a great week and I wish more organizations would participate in this. Kudos to the Yankees for being the classiest evil empire of all time. 

In October 2003, while Betsy Woytovich was undoing the braids of her 5-year-old daughter Madison, hair began coming out in clumps. A doctor soon confirmed that Madison had alopecia, an autoimmune disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, leading to hair loss on the scalp and elsewhere in varying degrees. It is a condition that affects approximately 4 million Americans.
Madison’s father, Jeff, searched for a support network, only to discover that there was no organization that focused on children with alopecia. They wanted to make sure that Madison and children like her maintained their confidence and self-esteem heading into their teenage years. So in August 2004, Jeff and Betsy created the Children’s Alopecia Project which focuses on three goals—to build self-esteem, provide support and raise awareness.
There are now 15 “CAP” Kids Support Groups all around the country that regularly work with families from 30 states. Additionally, there are associated groups in Hong Kong, Canada, South America and Russia. Over 1,000 families are registered members of CAP, while at least 10,000 families have received information or been counseled by members of CAP.

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Sorry for the Capatcha... Blame the Russians :)