Tuesday, March 13, 2012


For those of you just checking in...Here is what I'm doing to raise money for the National Alopeica Areata Foundation. My name is Blake and I'm a huge sports fan. Baseball is my favorite, but I love all sports. At the age of 1 I was diagnosed with alopecia areata and have been pretty much bald my whole life. I do have some hair now, but it is spotty and we don't know how long it will stay. I tell my friends that my body is allergic to my hair. I see kids that raise money for their charities and wondered what I could do. My brother Gavin and I love to get autographs and have over 2,000 autographed cards that we've gotten over the last several seasons.

Last season I donated $.05 of my own money for each autograph we got. With our donation as well as donations from others, we were able to raise over $1,300. Since I don't have a job yet :) we will be doing 2012 as a family and donating $.10 for each autograph. We already have 1 event scheduled at the Bowie Baysox in May and will update you on that later.

We also got to hand out many of these baseball theme bands and it was fun to see players wearing them to help support our cause. Mike Maddux was also wearing one here in the World Series. He is a big supporter of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation. If you would like one of the bands, just let me know and I will be able to get you one.

Indians Manager Manny Acta with the NAAF baseball band

We've already received a great amount of support from Minor League Baseball and also some Independent League Baseball teams. We will be looking at the possibility of having another auction to raise money as well. Last season we hosted a silent auction at the Lancaster Barnstormers and hope to have one somewhere in 2012. If you have any questions about my adventures or alopecia, feel free to contact me at blakelovesbaseball@yahoo.com.

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