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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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New Alopecia Research Opportunity. Thank you, participants! Recruitment is now closed.

June 1st, 2020 by Chassin

Do you have or know someone with alopecia? Interested in taking part in psychological research?

Ms. Paige Clarke-Jeffers announces the enrollment of Black women with all forms of alopecia areata in her research project: “Black Women’s Experiences of Living with Alopecia” at Birmingham City University, United Kingdom. The study is for her Masters of Health Psychology dissertation.

Aim your smart camera at this QR code for the Participant Information Sheet

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Take Action TODAY

January 22nd, 2020 by Chassin

Please take action TODAY to make the most of this inspiring moment for all of us living with AA.

Photo Credit: MSNBC

THANK YOU for joining Bald Girls Do Lunch in celebrating Massachusetts Representative Ayanna Pressley. And, expanding our work to support more girls and women living with AA.

It’s a beautiful step forward for awareness, acceptance, and the Bald Girls community.

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Alopecia Areata Patient Voices in Research

December 6th, 2019 by Christie Elizondo

Thea Chassin (middle) with two European researchers for GRIDD: Global Research on the Impact of Dermatological Disease. Ms Chassin is the founder and CEO of Bald Girls Do Lunch.

Thea Chassin (middle) with two European researchers for GRIDD: Global Research on the Impact of Dermatological Disease. Ms Chassin is the founder and CEO of Bald Girls Do Lunch.

Memo to: Awesome Bald Girls Do Lunch community

Your voices about life with alopecia areata, the ‘voice of the patient’, gains influence in today’s dermatology research. Your participation is the backbone of Bald Girls Do Lunch. You tell us what impacts you most.

 

“The candor and sheer guts of the BGDL community was top of my mind,” reports Thea Chassin.

 

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Shop Cyber Monday Deals and Donate!

November 26th, 2018 by Chassin

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Bald Girls’ Alopecia Areata Voices for the FDA

March 11th, 2018 by Chassin

FDA

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

FDA

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.


Bald Girls Do Lunch Is Top-Rated in 2015

December 2nd, 2015 by Chassin

Visit HERE and see why BGDL is a top-rated alopecia nonprofit for the fourth straight year.

Thanks to our donors, volunteers and people like you, we are one of the first winners of a 2015 Top-Rated Award from GreatNonprofits. Read our great reviews and add your story.


Personal Space and Smart Fashion

June 9th, 2015 by Chassin

Has your personal space ever felt a little too “personal?”  This year at the Consumer Electronics Show, designer Anouk Wipprecht debuted the Spider Dress.  The spider’s “legs” extend out to protect the wearer sensing threats either based off the breathing patterns of the person wearing it or if someone approaches too quickly.

Sometimes as women with alopecia, we are approached by others who feel it is ok to rub our heads or get in our personal space in a way that isn’t socially acceptable for people with hair, similarly to how people feel it’s ok to rub a pregnant woman’s belly… even if that woman is a complete stranger!

We want to hear from YOU!  Is this concept cool/not cool?  What are your personal experiences?  BGDL wants to educate on this topic and we want to know your experiences!

Fill out the survey HERE.


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.