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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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Quick Look Back at BGDL Events

January 1st, 2014 by Chassin

Changing Hairstyles is Normal

November 11th, 2013 by Chassin

Could super-superficial jabber about celeb hairstyle changes be just the right opening to get your conversation started?


Changing a wig-wardrobe is not a one-size-fits-all situation for every woman with AA. At one end of the spectrum are those terrified of changing their look, simply due to fear of change and drawing attention to themselves. At the other end are people who justifiably require a consistent look for professional reasons. Yet, there’s a vast territory in between. Where are you on this spectrum? Are you doing what you want on your own terms?

Scripts & Tips

November 6th, 2013 by Chassin

If you missed it in our Fall Newsletter, enjoy this edition of Scripts & Tips: For Your Friends and Loved Ones…Tips on How to Help.

Inspiration for November

November 1st, 2013 by Chassin

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself.
Enjoy a beautiful autumn weekend!

Florida Event Sponsor Gives Wig Away!

October 31st, 2013 by Chassin

Our very big hugs and thanks to Gail Robson, owner of Boca Raton Hair Center (locations in Boca Raton and Lake Park, FL) who is generously donating a wig or hair replacement unit valued up to $500 at our “Living Well with Alopecia” lunch and program at Serenity Garden Tea and Restaurant on November 3, 2013, 11 am.

All registered attendees are entered to win.


Columbus, Ohio: Evening Edition Chat With Thea

October 30th, 2013 by Chassin

Come to talk or come to listen. Anything you always wanted to know about alopecia areata? Need explanations of research or the disease itself? Have you met other women also living with AA?

DETAILS HERE: . We hope you can join us! Contact thea@baldgirlsdolunch.org or 800.578.5332 before Friday, Nov 8 if the answer is yes.

Sun Times (IL) Journalist to Interview for Alopecia Areata

October 27th, 2013 by Chassin

Journalist and photojournalist, Karie Angell Luc, will be interviewing women with alopecia before and during BGDL’S “Living Well with Alopecia Areata” workshop on October 30, 2013. The event takes place in Northrook IL and follows a BGDL dinner also in Northbrook the night before. For event details and to RSVP: click here.

We have a Top-Rated Award!

October 4th, 2013 by Chassin

We have been honored with one of the first Top-Rated Awards of 2013 from GreatNonprofits! Click here for the Press Release!
Click here to read the reviews.

Don’t forget to RSVP.

October 3rd, 2013 by Chassin

Come as you like: patchy hair, all-gone or regrowth too!
Other women understand alopecia, too. Join us!