Cora Cares Contributes 400 Ponytails & over $8,000 to National Alopecia Areata Foundation
Posted on February 09, 2023
FORT MYERS, Fla. (February 9, 2023) – Cora Cares, started by a local 9 year old (Cora) diagnosed with Alopecia Universalis, raised 400 pony tails and $8,091.91 for the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF). After Cora received a wig from Wigs for Kids, she learned that 18 people had donated their hair to make her wig she said, “I have an idea! I want people to tell other people, (and ask them) to cut their hair too!” thus Cora Cares was born to provide the same experience Cora had with her first wig for other children in need. Cora Cares has hosted multiple events including Painting for Charity, Bake Sales and Happy Hour to raise funds for the charity.
Cora Cares raises awareness for Alopecia and children suffering from hair loss due to medical conditions and collects hair and funds for Wigs for Kids and The National Alopecia Areata Foundation. Wigs for Kids provides complimentary hair replacement systems to children who have suffered hair loss as a result of chemotherapy, radiation, alopecia, burns or other medical circumstances. Wigs for Kids is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. Wigs for Kids allows children to continue in their active lifestyles without feeling insecure about their appearances. The National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) serves the community of people affected by an autoimmune skin disease called alopecia areata that results in hair loss and emotional pain. NAAF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.