It’s September! Alopecia Areata Awareness MonthSeptember 19th, 2022 by Chassin
Photo credit: Thea Chassin
The 2022 #LightitUpBlue4AlopeciaAreata campaign for Alopecia Areata Awareness features landmark illuminations in 47 states.
Illumination Schedule September 16-30, 2022
September 16-18: Legislative Hall: Delaware State Capitol – Dover, Delaware
September 16: Ashley River Memorial Bridge – Charleston, South Carolina
September 17: ARCH Historic 10th Street Bridge – Great Falls, Montana
September 18: JL Tower – Anchorage, Alaska
September 19: Fargo City Hall – Fargo, North Dakota
September 19: Franklin D. Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge – Poughkeepsie, New York
September 19: RSA Trustmark Building – Mobile, Alabama
September 19: RSA Van Antwerp Building – Mobile, Alabama
September 19: RSA Battle House Tower – Mobile, Alabama
September 19: RSA Tower Building – Montgomery, Alabama
September 19: RSA Dexter Avenue Building – Mobile, Alabama
September 19: The Capital Wheel – National Harbor, Maryland
September 19: Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa and Convention Center – Montgomery, Alabama
September 20: Wells Fargo’s Duke Energy Center – Charlotte, North Carolina
September 20: Bakowski Bridge of Lights – Shreveport, Louisiana
September 21: The Wheel at Icon Park – Orlando, Florida
September 21: Pacifica Honolulu – Honolulu, Hawaii
September 22: Nasdaq Tower Times Square – New York, New York
September 22: Pawtucket River Bridge – Pawtucket, Rhode Island
September 23-25: Concourse Office Park (King and Queen Buildings) – Atlanta, Georgia
September 23: France Avenue Lights – Edina, Minnesota
September 24: Bank of America Plaza – Dallas, Texas
September 24: Elk River Bridge – Charleston, West Virginia
September 25: Museum at Prairiefire – Overland Park, Kansas
September 25: Cleveland Terminal Tower – Cleveland, Ohio
September 26-28: Gilbert Water Tower – Gilbert, Arizona
September 26: City of Moreno Valley “M” – Moreno Valley, California
September 27-30: Blue Bridge – Grand Rapids, Michigan
September 27: Main Street Square Spires – Rapid City, South Dakota
September 28: River Lights in the Rock, Main Street Junction and Clinton Park Bridges – Little Rock, Arkansas
September 28: Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse – Evansville, Indiana
September 28: One Liberty Place – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 29: Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge – Omaha, Nebraska
September 30: Kansas City Power and Light Building – Kansas City, Missouri
September 30: Bridge of Lights – Ocean City, New Jersey
September 30: Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center – Virginia Beach, Virginia
View the entire list of monuments and landmarks HERE
Alopecia Areata Patient Survey: Work and Personal LifeJuly 3rd, 2022 by Chassin
- Bald Girls Do Lunch conducted an online survey for adults identifying as female and having any type of alopecia areata.
- 181 completed surveys were received from respondents in the United States and Canada.
Alopecia Areata Patient Survey: Challenges RevealedJune 21st, 2022 by Chassin
Bald Girls Do Lunch conducted an online survey of self-selected adults identifying as female and having any type of alopecia areata.
Which of the following are feelings or challenges you have encountered at any time in living with alopecia areata? Check all that have ever applied to you.
|72.9||Frustration that there are no treatments to help me|
|67.2||Worrying that people are staring at me|
|65.0||Worrying that people think I’m wearing a wig|
|64.4||Wishing I was normal|
|64.4||Fearing that my wig will come off or look fake in windy weather|
|63.3||Wishing I was attractive as I used to be|
|62.1||Feeling uncomfortable that people assume I am a cancer patient|
|52.5||Afraid that my spouse or partner no longer finds me attractive|
|49.2||Feeling like a freak|
|47.5||Explaining that I am not going through chemotherapy|
|44.1||Dealing with friends or family who think they know what treatments I should try|
|41.8||Worrying that my hair will fall out again after regrowth|
|41.2||Feeling that I will not attract a mate|
|40.7||No longer doing activities I once enjoyed|
|23.6||All other responses|
An Alopecia Story: Mother and Daughter Speak Out!June 20th, 2022 by Chassin
A daring grade schooler and her mom reveal why they choose to address alopecia head-on within family, school and community. Their insights on squashing bullies and bedazzling a beautiful bald head inspire smiles.
FDA Approves Medication for Severe Alopecia AreataJune 17th, 2022 by Chassin
Eli Lilly is the first pharmaceutical company to receive FDA approval for systemic treatment of severe, adult alopecia areata with JAK Inhibitor molecules. The medication, Olumiant (baricitinib), is taken orally once a day.
Two other pharmaceutical companies, Concert and Pfizer, are not far behind. Both will be seeking FDA approval for their treatments using JAKs at the conclusion of their clinical trials.
Concert’s trial is known as THRIVE AA-2.
Pfizer’s trial is known as ALLEGRO.
Thea Chassin on Inside Edition showMarch 29th, 2022 by Chassin
The Inside Edition TV show on CBS with Thea Chassin & women with Alopecia Areata.
Tonight! March 30th
Inside Edition TV show
features women with alopecia
7 pm eastern and pacific on CBS
The National Bald Out, September 16, 2022December 26th, 2021 by Chassin
Save the Date
The National Bald Out®
September 16, 2022
In what city will you and your friends be heading out to celebrate over lunch?
Let us know by sending an email to events@BaldGirlsDoLunch.org.
The National Bald Out is your special day.
“If you ever wanted to go out bald with other women, The Bald Out is for you.”
~ Thea Chassin CEO and Founder, Bald Girls Do Lunch
A Story to Warm Your HeartNovember 16th, 2021 by Chassin
From the desk of Thea Chassin, Founder and CEO of Bald Girls Do Lunch, Inc.
Hello with warm, heartfelt greetings to you, our Bald Girls community and supporters.
Iâ€™ve been keeping a special volunteer a bit of a secret, but no more!
Today, Iâ€™m introducing Hannah Frey.Read More »