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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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Giving Tuesday Match Extended! Donations have 2X impact until December 5!

December 1st, 2022 by admin
Help a woman with alopecia feel her beautiful, authentic self. Donate today for Giving Tuesday.

It’s September! Alopecia Areata Awareness Month

September 19th, 2022 by Chassin
Mario Cuomo Bridge lit blue for Alopecia Areata Awareness Month
Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, NY

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

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.

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

Alopecia Areata Month, Bald Is In!®

March 20th, 2021 by Chassin
A portrait of a beautiful woman undergoing a health challenge with a positive attitude.

Take a selfie. Save the date. Celebrate 2021 Alopecia Awareness Month. BALD IS IN! for the month of September.
Your photo will appear in our first annual Bald Is In selfie collage.

Send your selfie to thea@BaldGirlsDoLunch.org

Together we get closer to the day when bald women are as easily accepted as bald men.

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


Lights on! Every night in September!

September 14th, 2020 by Chassin

Every Night in September! Easy trip close to the NY State Thruway in New York's Albany Capital Region. A very special…

Posted by Bald Girls Do Lunch on Thursday, September 10, 2020

Alopecia support is here.

November 2nd, 2019 by Chassin

Shannon’s Story from Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc on Vimeo.

You’re not alone if you’re wondering how do I cope with alopecia areata knowing there’s no alopecia cure? One way to feel supported is right here: watching and reading personal stories  — people like yourself living with alopecia.

Watch Shannon’s heartfelt story: how she talks to herself and to others.

We thank Concert Pharmaceuticals for including our Bald Girls ambassador, Shannon, in their patient web portal for alopecia areata at ConcertPharma.com/patients/

Read Shannon’s Interview

Living with Alopecia Areata

October 22nd, 2018 by Chassin

Alopecia Sleep Hat

You’ve heard first hand how disruptive an alopecia areata diagnosis can be. The shock, anxiety and shame can send women into hiding from social activities, even some types of work. Like Shirley…

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Join Us! Brunch in Dallas, TX October 13. RSVP today.

October 7th, 2018 by Chassin

Dallas Event

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