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

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....


Missouri Events 2014

August 27th, 2014 by Chassin

Alopecia Support For Today’s Women in Missouri

For the first time, we’re meeting women all across Missouri – and BGDL Founder, Thea Chassin, will be at all the events!

Join us for friendship and camaraderie. We value comfort highly – so come with hair, scarves, wigs or as natural as you like! We’ll share ideas and get answers from women who understand first hand the challenges of alopecia areata. Whether your diagnosis is new or not, you’ll never feel alone with alopecia areata again!

Click the image to see the entire flyer and all the dates. RSVP securely with Paypal below.


Contact events@BaldGirlsDoLunch.org for more information.

Note: Thea will be at Shakespeare’s in Columbia’s downtown location. No advance fee,  but do print the 15% fundraiser flyer here and tell us how many in your group! Your flyer is good at all locations.




Get involved. Talk to us. Your words and feelings matter.

August 21st, 2014 by Chassin

By now, due to media news and interviews with research funders, you have likely heard about a handful of alopecia areata patients who took some strong drugs and regrew hair.  Sound familiar?  Alopecia areata patients, as do patients with most diseases ,are on the receiving end of frequent hyperbole about research results that are actually very preliminary and more likely than not to end in no permanent or safe benefit.

We want to hear from you. Drop us a line to info@baldgirlsdolunch.org.

Tell us how you feel when you hear reports  (including one with a single patient) telling you it is “Exciting News” and ‘Very promising” and “Extremely Hopeful” for people with alopecia areata.

We will publish comments from our network anonymously in a future article at blog.baldgirlsdounch.org.





Real Talk: Tips for Shaving Your Head

August 21st, 2014 by Chassin



Shaving your head certainly isn’t for everyone, but if it’s for you, here are some “pro tips” to make it as pleasant an experience as possible.

From choosing the right razor to preparing your scalp, check out what Thea has to say.

Code BGDL provides a 20% discount for your first order and a bonus donation to BGDL from HeadBlade

Read the full article here:

Real Talk for Women With Alopecia: Tips for Shaving Your Head


Sign up for weekly updates here.


NY Times: A new drug helps some bald patients regrow their hair

August 19th, 2014 by Chassin


Should You Shave Your Head?

August 14th, 2014 by Chassin



If your hair loss is extremely rapid, how can you get ahead of it and take charge of removing your hair instead of watching it drop literally to the floor or into the sink right in front of you?

Taking steps to shave it off can be empowering and minimize the depression that accompanies sudden and aggressive hair loss.


Read the full article here:

Real Talk For Women With Alopecia: Should I Shave My Head?


Sign up for weekly updates here.


What’s the Latest on Wigs?

August 7th, 2014 by Chassin


Wondering if a wig is right for you? We tackle what you need to know and what you think you knew in these great articles on the blog:


Hair Reveal: Myths and Facts About Human Hair Wigs for Women


Understanding the Vacuum Wig: Q & A With a Hair Prosthesis Expert


How Human Hair Wigs Are Made: Q & A With a Human Hair Wig Manufacturer


Sign up for weekly updates here.



Easy Health & Beauty Tips for Women with Alopecia

August 3rd, 2014 by Chassin


If you’re looking for tips on how to look and feel your most beautiful, check out our latest articles over on the Alopecia Areata Support Network blog:


Sign up for weekly updates here.



Tips for Talking about Alopecia

July 31st, 2014 by Chassin


Curious how to share this with your loved ones and the people you work with? Here are a few articles that cover exactly that:


Sign up for weekly updates here.



Adrienne’s Wig Arrives

July 29th, 2014 by Chassin


It’s amazing what the support of friends can do for a woman with alopecia. It all comes together in the final installment of Adrienne’s story! http://bitly.com/WigforAdrienne

Adrienne 1