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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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Alopecia Areata Patient Survey: Challenges Revealed

June 21st, 2022 by Chassin

Bald Girls Do Lunch conducted an online survey of self-selected adults identifying as female and having any type of alopecia areata.

Which of the following are feelings or challenges you have encountered at any time in living with alopecia areata? Check all that have ever applied to you.

Multi-color bar graph lists the feelings and challenges of women living with alopecia areata.

Bar Color%Answer
72.9Frustration that there are no treatments to help me
67.2Worrying that people are staring at me
65.0Worrying that people think I’m wearing a wig
64.4Wishing I was normal
64.4Fearing that my wig will come off or look fake in windy weather
63.3Wishing I was attractive as I used to be
62.1Feeling uncomfortable that people assume I am a cancer patient
52.5Afraid that my spouse or partner no longer finds me attractive
49.2Feeling like a freak
47.5Explaining that I am not going through chemotherapy
44.1Dealing with friends or family who think they know what treatments I should try
41.8Worrying that my hair will fall out again after regrowth
41.8Feeling ashamed
41.2Feeling that I will not attract a mate
40.7No longer doing activities I once enjoyed
23.6All other responses
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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

We Believe: love has no boundaries.

December 12th, 2018 by Chassin