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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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An Alopecia Story: Mother and Daughter Speak Out!

June 20th, 2022 by Chassin

A daring grade schooler and her mom reveal why they choose to address alopecia head-on within family, school and community. Their insights on squashing bullies and bedazzling a beautiful bald head inspire smiles.

FDA Approves Medication for Severe Alopecia Areata

June 17th, 2022 by Chassin
FDA Approves First Systemic Treatment for Alopecia Areata

Eli Lilly is the first pharmaceutical company to receive FDA approval for systemic treatment of severe, adult alopecia areata with JAK Inhibitor molecules. The medication, Olumiant (baricitinib), is taken orally once a day.

Two other pharmaceutical companies, Concert and Pfizer, are not far behind. Both will be seeking FDA approval for their treatments using JAKs at the conclusion of their clinical trials.

Concert’s trial is known as THRIVE AA-2.
Pfizer’s trial is known as ALLEGRO.

Thea Chassin on Inside Edition show

March 29th, 2022 by Chassin

The Inside Edition TV show on CBS with Thea Chassin & women with Alopecia Areata.

Tonight! March 30th

Inside Edition TV show
features women with alopecia

Check your local listings

7 pm eastern and pacific on CBS


The National Bald Out, September 16, 2022

December 26th, 2021 by Chassin

Save the Date

The National Bald Out®

September 16, 2022

In what city will you and your friends be heading out to celebrate over lunch?

Let us know by sending an email to events@BaldGirlsDoLunch.org.

The National Bald Out is your special day.

“If you ever wanted to go out bald with other women, The Bald Out is for you.”
~ Thea Chassin CEO and Founder, Bald Girls Do Lunch