Cruise 2012 Photos
My 1st Alopecia Awareness Cruise was a tremendous success! We set sail September 10-15, 2012, to the Western Caribbean. After fifteen months of marketing and advertising this highly anticipated cruise, it was off the chain!!! All of my guests truly enjoyed themselves. We departed from Galveston, TX, and docked at Yucatan Progresso and Cozymel.
After departure, I surprised everyone with tote bags full of goodies…and stepped out of the box to write and sing a cruise theme song. “Cruise with a purpose” was an instant success! I was so excited that everyone loved it! It was suggested that I go into a recording studio and record it to music and have it copyrighted. So that is what I am doing before it is released. How exciting…my own cruise theme song! You will hear it soon!!!
Since we were combining alopecia awareness and vacation, we only had a schedule for Awards Night and the two Educational Trichology Seminars by Dr. Amerson. We had so much fun, gained weight with the all you could eat food 24/7, shopped, relaxed, did beach excursions, other excursions, relaxed in the hot tub, sang karaoke, laughed, line dancing, attended shows, played dominoes, played taboo- men against the women, played spades and whatever we wanted to do.
"When I learned that I was going on a cruise to help spread alopecia awareness, I expected long lectures and interaction with people I’d barely get to know. What I got was a loving group of people who’d all gathered to show support for a young girl and many others like her. Dr. Amerson provided us with very enlightening information about Alopecia—types, causes, treatments & overall knowledge on how to keep a healthy scalp. And though the cruise itself was a fantastic experience, my favorite part was getting to know our exceptional essay contest winner, Ms. Cayla Staples. Her uplifting spirit & confidence in all that she’s experienced inspired me to seek the beauty in myself when things get rough. It was truly an unforgettable event!"
Marvette Snarley, Chicago, IL
The winner of my essay contest won a FREE Cruise for parent and child! During Awards Night, my essay winner Cayla Staples read her winning essay, received surprise gifts, I played a surprise congratulatory DVD, including her original song “You Are Beautiful” from Songstress/Motivational Speaker/Life Coach Sandra Dubose-Gibson. Lastly, I presented certificates to everyone, and highlighted two custom awards, designed by Artist Tyra Goodley for Dr. Amerson, were presented to: Essay Winner Cayla Staples
Corporate Award to Children’s Alopecia Project, Inc.
Appreciation Certificates were given to my 8 Media Partners.
EncoreHD Hair Magazine Trendsetters To Trendsetters Magazine
I Messenger Newsletter Chocol8 Magazine Inc.
Perfected Magazine Midwest Black Hair Magazine
Glam Galore Events Southern Dallas County Business & Living Magazine
I would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Doris Crawford, Mr. Kenneth Williams, Mrs. LaNette Kincaid, and Mrs. Sandra Dubose-Gibson who gave donations/gifts to my essay winner Cayla Staples. Also, Graphic Artist Derek Payne, and Artist Tyra Goodley for designing my unique awards for my honorees.
With excitement, are preparing for our 2nd Annual Cruise With A Purpose 2014! Dates TBA on the beautiful Carnival Magic for 7 relaxing days and 2 educational seminars! My Alopecia essay is for children ages 10-18.
The essay theme is “I have Alopecia, but it does not define who I Am.” Essay deadline is December 2013.
The essay winners are Mayaah Peppers and Sanah Jivani.
Please make plans to join us September 6-13, 2015 on the Carnival Magic!!!
NEW: The Official Music Video for CWAP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu24fKh3ac4
Cruise Essay Contestant
LA’s Hair & Scalp Clinic
Dr. Linda Amerson
2304 W. Pioneer Pkwy, #6
Arlington, TX 76013