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Alopecia Areata: The shame and embarrassment of this disease devastates the lives of too many women and girls when treatments do not work. Since 2007 Bald Girls Do Lunch has connected with over 3,000 to restore self-confidence and conquer isolation. With requests for meet-ups in every state and beyond the USA, Bald Girls is answering the plea for women to find others for community and support. From intimate groups to style workshops to restoring her looks, BGDL puts women on the track to normalcy and living well with this disease. Learn more...

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What is Bald Girls Do Lunch?

We’re devoted to providing highly accurate, realistic and up to date information about alopecia areata.  Education is our high priority in teaching not only about the disease but as importantly, how to live a healthy, balanced life with an alopecia areata diagnosis

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Millions of women around the world have alopecia areata.
Are you one of them?
Do you know someone who is?

Bald Girls Do Lunch is a rapidly growing network with nationwide and global momentum.  We’re the only non-profit specifically created for women with alopecia areata – the autoimmune skin disease which stops the normal growth of hair on the scalp, brows, lashes and body. Founder, Thea Chassin, has alopecia areata universalis since 1997 and her health degrees from Columbia University and New York University. Here are some quick facts about our network.

Bald Girls Do Lunch takes pride in bringing up-to-date and accurate medical information. We’re known for superb motivation, practical results, and realistic expectations that improve lives quickly. Our format facilitates communication and life skills.

There are no cures for this condition. New treatments are not imminent. That’s why BGDL helps women from coast to coast cope effectively today.

BGDL is the best program for women – too many of whom are hiding in plain sight, unable to talk openly to friends and family. We meet women and bring them together in their own states.

We hope you download our brochure, How Are You Nurturing Your Self-Image? (5MB PDF), attend a Bald Girls Do Lunch event and request periodic updates. Click here for a BGDL fact sheet.

We look forward to meeting you!