Alopecia & Cancer Survivor Charity Surf Camp in North Carolina Presented by WB Surf Camp

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WB Surf Camp is excited to announce an Aloha Charity Surf Camp for those affected by Alopecia and Cancer. This complimentary surf camp will be held on August 13, 2011 at Wrightsville Beach, N.C. and can accommodate up to 100 participants. The purpose of the camp is to raise awareness, bring community and fellowship, and help build confidence and self esteem through the sport of surfing. Learn more at http://www.wbsurfcamp.com/camps/aloha_camps_alopecia_cancer.asp.

Aloha for Alopecia Charity Surf Camp

Aloha for Alopecia Charity Surf Camp

I lost the majority of my head hair in less then a week, so I just shaved my head because as a surfer, I had to get into the ocean to surf. I want to share my passion of surfing and the amazing confidence building and healing powers of the ocean...

WB Surf Camp is pleased to announce the next session in their series of Aloha Charity Camps, this one designed for those affected by Alopecia & Cancer Survivors. The charity surf camp will take place on August 13, 2011 from 7:45 am until 1:00 pm at Wrightsville Beach, N.C. and is open to 100 participants. The session is complimentary and geared toward building community, raising awareness, learning to surf, and having fun!

Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune condition that results in hair loss on the scalp and can progress to complete hair loss throughout the body. To date there is no cure for this condition and it affects over 5 million people alone in the United States. Although Alopecia Areata is not life threatening, it is definitely life altering to the people and families affected.

Alopecia Areata and Cancer patients often have hair loss in common. Many people undergoing cancer treatment will lose their hair, so not only do they have to fight for their lives but they also have to deal with the psychological and emotional trauma of losing their hair.

WB Surf Camp continues to foster awareness through the curriculum of their programs. They put major efforts into teaching prevention of skin cancer by advocating the use of sunscreen and rashguards. There are many types of cancer and WB Surf Camp would like to honor all cancer survivors they possibly can with a day of surf in the therapeutic ocean.

The founder of WB Surf Camp, Rick Civelli, was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata when he was 17 and has shaved his head most every day since. "I lost the majority of my head hair in less then a week, so I just shaved my head because as a surfer, I had to get into the ocean to surf. I want to share my passion of surfing and the amazing confidence building and healing powers of the ocean with others affected by Alopecia and bring a smile to their face. If I was not a surfer, I'm not sure how I would have dealt with it", says Rick.

The Aloha Charity Surf Camp sessions were developed to share the amazing art of surfing with those who need to be touched by the healing powers of the ocean. These sessions also honor those who have had a positive impact on our community, including teachers and mothers. The camps are offered free of charge with personalized 3:1 student to instructor coaching and professional surf instruction. The Aloha Camp for Alopecia & Cancer Survivors hopes to be an incredible and memorable day with fellowship, fun, and lots of sunscreen!

For more information about this event, visit http://www.wbsurfcamp.com/camps/aloha_camps_alopecia_cancer.asp and to learn more about how WB Surf Camp gives back to the community, visit http://www.wbsurfcamp.com/about/giving_back.asp.

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