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G-Braves to support National Alopecia Areata Foundation

The National Alopecia Areata Foundation will be the recipient of funds raised from Gwinnett Braves’ Alopecia Areata Awareness Night on May 23 hosted by Elite 100 Sports in Lawrenceville.

Elite 100 Sports is hosting the event in honor of its events director, Aaron Williams, who is affect by alopecia areata.

Alopecia areata is a highly unpredictable, autoimmune skin disease resulting in the loss of hair on the scalp and elsewhere on the body. This common but very challenging and capricious disease affects approximately 2 percent of the population overall, including more than 5 million people in the United States. Due to the fact that much of the public is still not familiar with alopecia areata, the disease can have a profound impact on one’s life and functional status, both at work and at school.

NAAF’s mission is to encourage and fund medical research for better treatment and ultimate cure, provide support and resources for those with the condition, and raise public consciousness of the disease.

The Gwinnett Braves Alopecia Areata Awareness Night will feature a member of the Georgia support group singing the national anthem before the game. Elite 100 Sports has donated a custom NAAF wood bat that will be signed by players and coaches, to be raffled off during the game to help raise funds.

Tickets to the game are $12.

NAAF’s mission is to encourage and fund medical research for better treatment and ultimate cure, provide support and resources for those with the condition, and raise public consciousness of the disease.

For more information about alopecia areata or the Gwinnett Braves Alopecia Areata Awareness Night, visit www.Elite100Sports.com to purchase tickets online or contact Aaron Williams via email at AaronWilliams@Elite100Sports.com for an order form.