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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...

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You Can Keep Us Top-Rated

October 15th, 2014 by Chassin


Bald Girls Do Lunch is a 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit!


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Keep us in the GreatNonProfits.org Top-Rated list for the third straight year.

Research News You Can Use from BGDL

October 23rd, 2014 by Chassin

 

 

We’ve recently focused on the latest medicines and research in the alopecia areata field. Interested in the latest science and findings?

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How Your Donations Are Used

October 19th, 2014 by Chassin


VIDEO: Listen to Sandra’s Moving Testimonial of Support from BGDL (30 seconds)

Sandra’s Story

YOUR DONATIONS TODAY ENSURE THAT BGDL REACHES MORE WOMEN TO “Live Well with Alopecia”(tm)

Physician Takeaways from Alopecia Drug Treatment Case Study

October 16th, 2014 by Chassin

 

 

This is our second in a 2-part series about a relatively new class of immuno-suppressant drugs called Janus kinase inhibitors, which sure have received a lot of media attention lately.

 

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Physician Takeaways from Alopecia Drug Treatment Case Study

 

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Bald Spirit in Connecticut

October 15th, 2014 by Chassin

Meet Thea Chassin and local women with alopecia at Panera, Oct 26, 2014 6 pm. 2534 Albany Ave, West Hartford, CT

Email ahead to events@BaldGirlsDoLunch.org.

You’re never alone with alopecia and Bald Girls!

 

Physicians Note That Alopecia Drug Treatments Require Further Testing

October 9th, 2014 by Chassin

 

 

When headlines hit the media with word combinations like alopecia, research, clinical trials and drugs, we want to help you understand them and keep them in perspective.

 

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Physicians Note That Alopecia Drug Treatments Require Further Testing

 

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How to Effectively Cope with your Child’s Alopecia: Candace’s Story

October 2nd, 2014 by Chassin

 

 

Click through to read Candace’s story, learn from the coping strategies that were most helpful for her, and hear her personal opinions on the media and hair-growth news.

 

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How to Effectively Cope with your Child’s Alopecia: Candace’s Story

 

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What to Know About Clinical Trials and Alopecia

September 25th, 2014 by Chassin

 

 

We have noticed there has been a recent uptick in the number of mentions of alopecia areata and clinical trials in the news. After some research we are writing this week to share some basic information about clinical trials and important things to keep in mind if you are thinking of participating in one. We even had a chance to catch up with Sydney from our previous post to hear her weigh in with her reaction to current news of clinical trials related to alopecia areata.

 

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What to Know About Clinical Trials and Alopecia

 

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Self-Confidence Restored after Alopecia: Sydney’s Story

September 18th, 2014 by Chassin

 

 

Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with Sydney Olson, a 21 year old college student who has had alopecia areata for over 10 years. Sydney is currently a biology major and chemistry minor at Concordia University in Nebraska.  She was kind enough to share her story and many tips from her experiences with the condition. Those tips include opening up about AA to your family and friends, understanding how those around you cope, and how to be confident as a young woman with severe hair loss.

 

 

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Self-Confidence Restored after Alopecia: Sydney’s Story

 

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