A Monroe Community College student has founded a group to support people with alopecia, a form of hair loss. Dante Worth, 21, named it the I Am Not My Hair Project.
Worth was diagnosed when he was 8 years old. He has since lost all the hair on his face, head, arms and legs.
"A lot people confuse me with a cancer patient or someone who was dealing with chemotherapy," he said.
Worth didn't have many places to turn when he was growing up.
"I decided to start my own organization to raise awareness," he said.
The first I Am Not My Hair fundraiser takes place September 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gallery One Fine Art on East Henrietta Rd.
According to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, there are 6.5 million people in the United States with the condition.
"It's okay to be yourself. it's okay to have this condition. It's okay to just be you," Worth said.
To Watch Worth's interview on News 8 at 4, click on the video above. Here is a link to the I Am Not My Hair website.
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