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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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Give Today for Every Woman & Teen who Comes to Bald Girls for help!

April 2nd, 2022 by Chassin

Stop the Stigma and Shame of alopecia.

“Give today to make sure the support of Bald Girls Do Lunch is available for every woman and girl who needs it!

Whether you can give $5 or $500, your gift will make a big difference!”


Thea Chassin on Inside Edition show

March 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

Check your local listings

7 pm eastern and pacific on CBS

InsideEdition.com


The National Bald Out, September 16, 2022

December 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


Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Turns Blue for NY Alopecia Areata Awareness September 16, 2021

September 10th, 2021 by Chassin
Mario Como Bridge at night lit up in blue lights.

DETAILS:
6:30 pm, Tarrytown Riverwalk, Tarrytown NY
Meetup location: On the Riverwalk just west of 240 West Main St. Park in Lot E

  • Meet Thea Chassin, Founder of Bald Girls Do Lunch
  • Watch the bridge turn from daylight to blue
  • Photo-ops fun: bring a blue LED or wear something blue
  • Creative? Make a sign: #LightitUpBlue4AlopeciaAreata

2021 National Campaign: #LightitUpBlue4AlopeciaAreata

September 10th, 2021 by Chassin
Mario Como Bridge at night lit up in blue lights.

Landmarks and Bridges Are Illuminating Blue for Alopecia Areata Awareness Month

Bridges, buildings and other landmarks across the United States will be illuminated blue in September to raise awareness for this important autoimmune disease.

The current illumination schedule is HERE. Any updates or additions to the schedule will be posted on this website.

If you plan to visit an illumination, we invite you to take a photo and tag your social media postings with the hashtag: #LightItUpBlue4AlopeciaAreata.

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Clinical Trial for Adults with Alopecia Areata

August 27th, 2021 by Chassin
THRIVE-AA2

A clinical research study is currently recruiting adults

Ages 18-65 with a diagnosis of alopecia areata
Who have lost 50% or more of the hair on their head
To participate in a study of an oral investigational drug.

For more details visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s Clinical Trials website.

Bald Girls Do Lunch is providing this announcement for informational purposes only. Bald Girls Do Lunch does not imply endorsement.  The decision to participate is voluntary and wholly the responsibility of the individual person.


Pro Athlete Partners with Bald Girls Do Lunch!

March 10th, 2021 by Chassin

We’re so excited!

American professional volleyball player Deja McClendon, is joining Bald Girls Do Lunch® to promote awareness about alopecia areata and Bald Girls Do Lunch as part of the Athletes Unlimited’s Pro Causes initiative.

“I really love the Bald Girls cause and how they bring back confidence in women by giving them an outlet to express themselves and talk through the stigma of being a bald woman,” says Deja who was diagnosed with alopecia when she was 12.

Yes! I’ll Give to Honor Deja’s Awareness Work

Deja

Arena Pharmaceuticals Clinical Trial for Alopecia Areata “AA-205”

September 30th, 2020 by Chassin
Arena Pharmaceuticals

Arena Pharmaceuticals is recruiting for a clinical trial in multiple locations. Complete this form , AA-205 online screener, to apply for the trial “Safety and Efficacy of Oral Etrasimod in Adult Participants With Moderate-to-Severe Alopecia Areata.” The screener form has been prepared for Arena by Innovaderm Research.

  • • You’re between 18 and 70 years old.
  • • You have current alopecia areata with hair loss that affects at least 50% of your scalp.
  • • Your current hair loss episode has been lasting for more than 6 months, but less than eight years.


Apply for the Trial    More Information

Learn more about Arena Phamaceutical’s trial with oral Etrasimod and the study locations on the application form.

You may be compensated for time and travel. Talk to your personal doctor before joining a clinical trial. Bald Girls Do Lunch is providing this announcement for informational uses only. It does not imply endorsement. The decision to participate is voluntary and wholly the responsibility of the individual person.

For more detailed clinical information visit clinicaltrials.gov.


Free and Downloadable Infographic about Alopecia Areata

September 17th, 2020 by Chassin

Alopecia Areata Infographic

Free and Downloadable Infographic about Alopecia Areata

Everything you’ve always wanted to tell other people is right here. We are so delighted with this beautiful and practical infographic created and made available for download by Concert Pharmaceuticals. Thank you Concert!

Your Copy is Here