Who we are

Imagine within just weeks losing every bit of hair... all over. It's unpredictable and it happens. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune skin disease that can have a devastating affect on self-image, especially women's. Bald Girls Do Lunch is the only nonprofit created specifically to help women cope, gain confidence and feel a sense of community. Learn more...


BGDL Facebook Page

  • Upcoming Events

All of our invitations are in PDF format, which requires Adobe Reader. If you do not have Adobe Reader, you can download it here.

Bald Girls Do Lunch wins our 3rd Gold Triangle Award from the American Academy of Dermatology. Read more....


Remembering Barbara: An Alopecia Hero

April 22nd, 2015 by Chassin

Barbara Strauch

Recently, the world lost an important alopecia advocate, though you
probably never heard of her name. Barbara Strauch directed the Health
coverage since 2004 and Science coverage since 2011 for the New York
Times and was an unparalleled patient advocate.

As a journalist, Barbara sought to bring alopecia areata awareness to
the mainstream, spreading awareness with factual journalism, by
interviewing medical professionals and sharing the truth with the

In a 2010 article, Barbara interviewed Dr. Wilma Bergfield, an expert
on hair disorders, who cleared up some misinformation that had been
spread about alopecia. Specifically, the difference between being “at
risk” for developing alopecia areata and actually having the

“Two percent of the population is at risk of developing alopecia. Of
that group, only 20 percent have alopecia totalis or alopecia
universalis, the rarest form. The disease is frequently associated
with allergies, thyroid disorders and, less commonly, with Crohn’s
disease, Type 2 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases.”

Read the complete “Consultant” article from the New York Times here.

From her obituary:

“In the course of her career, Ms. Strauch dealt with subjects as
diverse as space shuttle missions and police shootings, but she said
in the 2009 online piece that ‘sorting out health news is one of the
hardest I have run across, in part because of the hype and — more
alarming — the financial ties and conflicts of interest of many

We will continue to provide the most accurate, up-to-date information
available information to ALL of our lovely ladies present and future in the Bald Girls Do Lunch
community. The world has lost a true journalistic gem, but her legacy
will carry on.

Women with Hair Loss: USNews.com interviews Thea Chassin

March 5th, 2015 by Chassin

USNews Health Reporter Anna Miller interviewed BGDL Founder, Thea Chassin about Bald Girls Do Lunch.

Photo Shoot Update: Real Women with Alopecia

March 1st, 2015 by Chassin

New Date Added: San Diego, CA:  March 22

Our professional photo shoot about women with Alopecia Areata like never before.

Photos + Quotes = who we are and what we want the public to know.

Don’t miss this chance.  Be part of our ground-breaking presentation and tell your supporters  we are launching a Kickstarter soon.

Slots are still available in ORANGE COUNTY on March 20th and SAN DIEGO on March 22nd.

Read more and SIGN UP HERE: http://bitly.com/BGPhotoSoCal

Real Women with Alopecia: Very Special Day

February 18th, 2015 by Chassin

This LINK to Sign Up and be part of a special gallery show !

Click HERE to get inspired!

Click HERE to get  supporter alerts for the project’s Kickstarter  campaign!

HeadBlade 10% Discount Code: BGDL

February 8th, 2015 by Chassin

HeadBlade Discount CodeWe love options in how women (and men) choose to look … and of course who doesn’t love a sale? With the support of Todd Green, inventor of HeadBlade,  we now have our very own discount code for 10% off all sales of all models and accessories as many times as you want! Share Code BGDL at checkout with friends.

You are helping people with the alopecia areata skin disease.  Sales with code BGDL create a HeadBlade sponsor donation to the Bald Girls Do Lunch nonprofit.

HeadBlade ATX Pink

Alopecia Makeup Tips to Choose an Artist

January 13th, 2015 by Chassin


In our latest post, we interview a professional makeup artist who also has alopecia areata. Learn more about Marianne’s great tips!

Read the full article here:

Sign up for weekly updates here.


Alopecia Areata Blog Roundup: Stories and Tips

December 23rd, 2014 by Chassin


From personal stories to genetic researchers to tips for women and girls, here are a few of the articles we’ve featured over the last month:

Read the full articles here:

Sign up for weekly updates here.


Beauty Trends Wig Giveaways at Portland Brunch

December 12th, 2014 by Chassin

Event Update!

For the Portland Brunch happening THIS WEEKEND, 12/14, Thea will give away three Beauty Trend wigs to three lucky ladies. The styles are Frosted, Light Brown and Medium Brown.

Read more, get the full details, and RSVP!

Pictured are two views of the Frosted wig; all wigs are the same style, just different colors.
Beauty Trends Frosted 1 Beauty Trends Frosted 2
Plus, each attendee will take home a Knots of Love hand-made hat and a scarf from Island Imports.
Scarf give-away

Visit the AA Support Blog for Research News and More!

December 10th, 2014 by Chassin

We’ve got original features on clinical trials, personal stories and tips to live well with alopecia.  Check out BGDL’s Alopecia Areata Support Network blog!

Visit Now