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Posted by Rick Civelli | 07.28.2011 | Family Surf Camps, Kid Summer Camps, Teen Camps, WB Surf Camp News

Alopecia & Cancer Survivor Charity Surf Camp


I am really excited to announce the next session in our 2011 series of Aloha Charity Camps, this one is designed for those affected by Alopecia & Cancer.  The charity surf camp will take place on August 13, 2011 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.  There are many types of cancer and we would like to honor all the cancer survivors we possibly can with a day of surf in the therapeutic ocean.

When I was 17, I was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata and have shaved my head most every day since.  I lost the majority of my head hair in less then a week, so I decided to just shave 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 all forms of 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.

Our 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.  Our 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 and lots of sunscreen!

For more information or to sign up for this free event, please click here

Please help me spread the word to anyone that you know that might benefit from attending this special day.



Rick Civelli

WB Surf Camp
Office 1.910.256.7873
530 Causeway Drive, Suite B1
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Giving Back One Wave at a time.