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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 Blog Roundup: Stories and Tips

December 23rd, 2014 by Chassin

 

From personal stories to genetic researchers to tips for women and girls, here are a few of the articles we’ve featured over the last month:

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Beauty Trends Wig Giveaways at Portland Brunch

December 12th, 2014 by Chassin

Event Update!

For the Portland Brunch happening THIS WEEKEND, 12/14, Thea will give away three Beauty Trend wigs to three lucky ladies. The styles are Frosted, Light Brown and Medium Brown.

Read more, get the full details, and RSVP!

Pictured are two views of the Frosted wig; all wigs are the same style, just different colors.
Beauty Trends Frosted 1 Beauty Trends Frosted 2
Plus, each attendee will take home a Knots of Love hand-made hat and a scarf from Island Imports.
Scarf give-away


We’ve Got Your Seat in Portland, OR!

December 2nd, 2014 by Chassin

Advance RSVP Required. Space is still available!

Read about the events in a recent announcement here.

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RSVP for Portland –  December 14


Jenna’s Fund Hosts Breakfast in Utah

November 25th, 2014 by Chassin

Jenna Baker’s online Fundraiser for Bald Girls Do Lunch is hosting the first Draper, UT meet-up for women and girls with alopecia.

Read the full announcement here.

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Add to the fund today!

Your donations to the fund are tax-deductible contributions to the Bald Girls Do Lunch nonprofit. Tax receipts are provided.


2014 Top Rated Nonprofit: GreatNonprofits

November 20th, 2014 by Chassin

We’ve been honored with another top rating for the third year in a row from GreatNonprofits!

2014 Top-rated nonprofits and charities

Volunteer. Donate. Review.

Here are a few of the reasons why:

“Bald Girls Do Lunch is a phenomenal organization! BGDL offers resources, support and most importantly a community where I fit in and feel like “one of the girls.” BGDL offers the latest information on clinical research – the good and the bad. It offers hope, not specifically for a cure, but for being at peace with who I am as a bald woman. It offers advice on talking about being bald and it also offers humor, which is probably one of the hardest things to regain when your hair is gone!”

 

“I have very recently been diagnosed with rare scarring frontal fibrosing Alopecia and am having trouble with the rapid hair loss. My dermatologist has told me that my hair will never come back and has suggested I wear a wig. As a person who hates even wearing a hat in winter I was in shock. I thought I was alone and had no where to turn. My internet search led me to BGDL and thank heavens for that. I look forward to having a community of women who are in the same boat. I will value their help and support as I learn to deal with this affliction.”

 

“I am so grateful for Bald Girls Do Lunch. Alopecia Aerata is such a hard thing to live with. It is so helpful to read about others experiences as well as the educational information it makes available. This is so isolating but BGDL helps us to live with this disease.”


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.

 


We’ve Got Your Seat in Albuquerque!

November 18th, 2014 by Chassin

Space is still available!

Read about the events in a recent announcement here.

learn more

RSVP for Albuquerque –  December 6


Here’s the Invitation for Sebastopol and Santa Clara November Events

November 13th, 2014 by Chassin

Space is still available!

Read about the events in a recent announcement here.

 

RSVP for Sebastopol – November 13

RSVP for Santa Clara – November 15


Different Perspectives: Sharing your Alopecia Story with Friends

November 6th, 2014 by Chassin

 

Very recently while speaking with one of my cherished childhood friends, she told me about a friend of hers that she suspects has the condition. I wanted to hear her advice for men and women like her friend who have never mentioned why they look the way they do.

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