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Midwest Black Hair Magazine welcomes you to the 1st Annual “Care 4 Hair” 5K Run for Alopecia, Shawnee KS

Announcing the 1st Annual “Care 4 Hair” 5K Run for Alopecia, Hosted by Midwest Black Hair Magazine

5K Event, hosted by upscale hair and beauty magazine, designed to bring Alopecia Awareness to the Kansas City area.

Midwest Black Hair Magazine welcomes you to participate in the 1st Annual “Care 4 Hair” 5K Run for Alopecia, sponsored by Tresses Au Naturale. Alopecia Areata is a common autoimmune skin disease resulting in the loss of hair on the scalp ranging from patches to total body hair loss. Alopecia Areata affects approximately two percent of the population overall, including more than 6.5 million people in the United States alone. The event is designed to raise money for victims of this widely spread disease, as well as bring awareness. A portion of the proceeds will go to help children diagnosed with Alopecia.

Midwest Black Hair Magazine, an international upscale hair and beauty magazine, will be hosting the “Care 4 Hair” event. Started in November 2011, this magazine has been devoted to showcasing African American hair styles, promoting hair and beauty stylist, supporting small businesses, putting a spotlight on hair & beauty events, and providing hair, beauty, and health information through monthly articles. Celebrities have also graced the pages of Midwest Black Hair Magazine, such as Nicole Ari Parker and Countess Vaughn. Monthly issues of Midwest Black Hair Magazine can be found at

The 1st Annual “Care 4 Hair” 5K Run for Alopecia will be held at Shawnee Mission Park in Shawnee, KS. Registration and Check-In for runners will open at 8:00am and the 5K race will begin at 9:00am. Following the race will be a post-race bash with vendors, snacks, music, and information. Family participation is also encouraged with children registration available as well as some activities as well.

All information regarding the event, as well as online registration, can be found at

If you are interested in obtaining more information and/or being a part of this event by being a volunteer, sponsor, or vendor, please contact Midwest Black Hair Magazine at or 816-866-MWBH (6924).

You can find more information about Midwest Black Hair Magazine by visiting their website, as well as liking them on Facebook at You can also follow them on Twitter at

SOURCE: Shawnee, KS, January 31, 2014 --(

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