Dad's hope to find Alopecia cure

This festive season, Paul Cromie, from Melbourne will ride 786kms from Melbourne to Broulee, New South Wales, over a period of seven days to increase awareness of auto-immune condition, Alopecia Areata and to raise essential funds for Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation (AAAF).

Paul’s son Ollie, who is three years old, suffers from Alopecia Areata – a disease that causes the body’s immune system to attack hair follicles, resulting in dramatic hair loss.

The hair loss can range from several bald patches, to total baldness.  It affects women, men and children. Alopecia Areata can occur at any age, however, in most cases, it first presents itself during childhood. Currently, there is no cure.

Although Alopecia Areata isn’t a life threatening condition, it is life changing for the thousands of people who are affected by it.

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Written by Debbie McTaggart