My son had never seen another bald child like himself until we took him to CAP's annual camp Alopeciapalooza. I know it made an impact on him as he now understands he's not alone. These camps offer age appropriate sessions with panels for both children and parents to learn and ask questions. The focus is primarily on self confidence and non medical coping strategies. It's a way for families across the country to connect both locally and nationally and the experience has been life changing. The founder, Jeff Woytovich, is amazing and has ensured that all children with alopecia attend camps for free. He is a blessing to all of our children and we will continue to support CAP in every way possible!
Children's Alopecia Project ( CAP), has changed the Alopecia community forever. It's all about building self esteem and real awareness. It's a safe place for children and adults to embrace their insecurities. CAP is helping kids and adults all over the world. The camps are amazing
by allowing the kids a chance to be just kids who happen to not have hair. With CAP the parents and kids don't feel so isolated in a world of hair. Parents have a place to help educate and give support to each other. I have had Alopecia since I was six years old. I wish I would have had CAP in my life when I was a child. Now that I'm an adult, it was exactly the foundation I needed to finally embrace my Alopecia! Children's Alopecia Project absolutely changes lives; I'm living proof!
I am a long term supporter of The Children's Alopecia Project (CAP), and recently joined the Board of Directors. CAP is a wonderful nationwide/worldwide organization that has positively touched thousands of children, teenagers, and adults that either are directly or indirectly impacted by this condition. As a lifelong person with alopecia, from nearly 5 years old thru adulthood, and father of son with alopecia, I wish that such an organization was available prior to its formation a little over 13 years ago. From startup, the founder of the organization, and surrounding support community of friends, family, volunteers, and businesses have passionately advanced the outreach, education, advocacy, and awareness of this condition to combat the low self esteem and related emotional impacts, particularly in children. CAP is a major positive influence and educational resource for the parents/families of CAP kids who often struggle to cope with their inability to "help with a cure" with their children's daily struggles. The "pin action" positive influences affiliated with CAP programs directly combat all forms of bullying. The network of regional support groups, annual events, fundraisers, and social media outreach is very beneficial. The passion displayed by the leadership through CAP groups has contributed to this unique nonprofit taking it from a local start up to full scale operations. Fundraising is the key to CAP continued success. The growth of the organization is primarily individuals, families friends, and community that is in some way touched by a person/group with alopecia. The great work of CAP is sustainable via this ongoing commitment and support, and the wise use of funds for programs and group activities that have a significant and direct positive impact. As CAP expands and continues with its mission, the need for corporate, foundation, and grant type funding streams will only make a great organization even greater. CAP looks forward to partnering with others that would like to make the future even brighter for CAP kids and families.
Best support group available for children with alopecia. Helps with the self esteem of the children.
4 years ago our daughter was diagnosed with Alopecia. At this time we didn't know a single thing about Alopecia. A family friend recommended I contact the Children's Alopecia Project. At first I was hesitant b/c that would make Alopecia affecting my daughter "real." I wasn't ready yet. After about 6 months I finally put my fears aside and our family attended the CAP summer picnic in Wyomissing. Our entire family grew that day because we made friends with other families in our situation. CAP is a part of our life and without it our entire family would be at a loss with this disease. We love CAP and know you will too!
Nothing but support for families. CAP makes sense out of a disease that makes none. It's about the children, not their hair.
I am the founder, so I am bias. Please visit www.childrensalopeciaproject.org and see if you think we try to help build self-esteem, provide support and raise awareness. Thank you and take care. Founder, Jeff Woytovich Children's Alopecia Project, Inc.