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Bathers Brave Freezing Hudson River For Hair Loss Charity

hair loss charity river plungeHappily, there have been many reports in the press of late of people raising money for charities that help those dealing with hair loss. From snowboarding star Shaun White, to the brave young girls on either side of the Atlantic cutting their hair for various hair loss charities including The Little Princess Trust. This is a trend that The Belgravia Centre is thrilled to see and wholeheartedly supports.

Baby It’s Cold Outside

We were therefore very impressed to read about the fourteen men and women who took to the near-freezing waters of the Hudson River in New York on New Year’s Day, in order to raise money for the This Is Me Foundation. The charity raises awareness of the hair loss condition Alopecia Areata, a hair loss condition that is believed to be an auto-immune disease, but which has also been shown to have external triggers such as a sudden shock, pregnancy, and certain allergies.

Daring Miss Delaware

The swimmers were cheered on by a crowd of around 100 spectators, and $1,600 was raised for the charity. Begun by sisters Caitlin and Lauren Brady, the charity came about after they were inspired by fellow woman with Alopecia Areata Kayla Martell, the Miss Delaware 2010 who removed her wig at the Miss America pageant, disclosing her hair loss condition to the watching world and inspiring many to learn more about the condition, which is  thought to affect between 0.1-0.2% of us.

If you’re experiencing hair loss due to alopecia areata (the type that results in sudden patchy hair loss, as supposed to the gradual thinning caused by androgenic alopecia) there is no need to panic, though we completely understand why this hair loss can be incredibly stressful and worrying. The brilliant and brave example set by Kayla Martell is admirable, but we also see many patients who don’t feel ready to bare all. There is treatment available for alopecia areata, follow the link and watch the video below to get an idea of what can trigger it and how it can be dealt with.

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