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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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Bald Girls’ Alopecia Areata Voices for the FDA

March 11th, 2018 by Chassin


As part of our Bald Girls community, you know firsthand the impacts of alopecia areata. That’s also what the FDA wants to learn. They held an AA patient-focused meeting in September 2017 attended by Bald Girls Do Lunch CEO, Thea Chassin.

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Talk to the FDA! Alopecia Areata Patient Views Needed

November 12th, 2017 by Chassin


Our submissions page to Talk to the FDA via the Bald Girls Do Lunch impact statement is now closed.

You may enter your comments through 11:59 pm eastern, November 13, 2017 directly to the FDA here.

Chassin Applauds Groundbreaking FDA Patient-Focused Forum

October 5th, 2017 by Chassin


Thinking something? Say something! Thea Chassin reviews the meeting.

FDA’s taking patient and family comments until November 13, 2017.

Here’s how.

FDA Hearings to Include Alopecia Areata

July 14th, 2015 by Chassin


Alopecia Areata Slated for FDA Hearings http://bgdl.org/1LeuyGa

Bald Girls Do Lunch Announces FDA Hearings on #AlopeciaAreata #alopecia

Feedback to the FDA: What is Needed and Why

November 18th, 2014 by Chassin

The FDA has been holding public meetings on 20 different disease areas, one disease per area over the last year or so to continue through 2017. Alopecia Areata is on a preliminary list to be chosen as a disease in the FDA’s process for  patient-focused input for the 2016-2017 disease-specific meetings. The FDA is currently inviting commentary on this preliminary list.

  • Bald Girls Do Lunch is giving our network a quick way to give feedback to the FDA.
  • The FDA staff wants your views to better understand patients’ opinions about which diseases patients consider to be a high priority.
  • Our easy form and quick guidelines will focus your feedback. Act now!

Submit your feedback by December 5th, 2014.