Ryley Shackleton, owner of The Barber Shack in Camillus, NY, and childhood friend of Adam Higginbotham, saw a front page article and photograph in the Syracuse Post Standard of Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham, Adam's mother, who suffers from the autoimmune disease Alopecia Areata.
Touched by Tracy's story and 25 year struggle with the disease which has now left her completely bald, Ryley decided to help her and raise awareness of the disease at the same time by hosting The Barber Shack "Cuts for a Cure - An Alopecia Awarness Fundraiser" on September 8, 2019 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The event provides haircuts for a donation, food, beverages and multiple televised NFL Football games marking the first Sunday of the 100th Anniversary of the NFL. Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite pro football team shirt.
Proceeds from the event will be shared between Tracy for a wig or medical treatments and the National Alopecia Areata Foundation for research to find a cure.
This Go Fund Me page was established for anyone interested in donating to The Barber Shack's "Cuts for a Cure - An Alopecia Awareness Event" but cannot attend.
Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune skin disease, causing hair loss on the scalp, face and sometimes on other areas of the body. In fact, it affects as many as 6.8 million people in the U.S. with a lifetime risk of 2.1%. People of all ages, both sexes and all ethnic groups can develop alopecia areata. For more information on the disease visit https://www.naaf.org.
There are many people in the Greater Central New York community who suffer from Alopecia including children. Often times the public doesn't know their struggles. We know your donations will help raise awareness, programs and solutions.
Thank you for your generosity.