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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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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.

Comment 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.