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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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A Story to Warm Your Heart

November 16th, 2021 by Chassin
Hannah sitting by a small lake wearing a black and white dress.

From the desk of Thea Chassin, Founder and CEO of Bald Girls Do Lunch, Inc.

Hello with warm, heartfelt greetings to you, our Bald Girls community and supporters.

I’ve been keeping a special volunteer a bit of a secret, but no more!

Today, I’m introducing Hannah Frey.

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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.

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.


National Health Journalist Wants to Tell Your Stories

August 19th, 2021 by Chassin

Your opinions count!

A national health journalist wants to hear from you about how the pandemic has affected your relationship to wigs. Take our quick survey today.

  • All women with any type of alopecia areata or cicatricial alopecia
  • All ages
  • All countries

Start Survey


Now recruiting Alopecia Areata Clinical Trial: THRIVE-AA1

March 24th, 2021 by Chassin

THRIVE-AA1

A clinical research study is currently recruiting adults in the US and Canada.

The preliminary requirements to participate in this study of an oral investigational drug are:

  • • Adults ages 18-65
  • • A diagnosis of alopecia areata
  • • 50% or greater scalp hair loss

For more detailed clinical information visit https://bgdl.org/THRIVE-AA1.

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.

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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.

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hyperlinks to email 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

Deja