Press and Media Appearances

A passionate and articulate role model for alopecia areata, founder Thea Chassin is interviewed regularly for major newspapers, television and radio stations. Here are just a few of the places BGDL has been featured:

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Bald Girls Do Lunch has won multiple awards for our mission and alopecia areata advocacy.

We are a Top-Rated Nonprofit four consecutive years in a row (2017-2020) by GreatNonprofits.

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The American Academy of Dermatology Association has recognized BGDL on several occasions, including:

— Golden Triangle Awards were given in 2009 and 2010. The Gold Triangle Awards are conducted annually by the American Academy of Dermatology to recognize and honor media, industry, health community, and individual efforts that further understanding of dermatologic conditions and concerns, and encourage healthy behaviors in the care of the skin, hair, and nails.

— In 2009, the Academy recognized BGDL for 3 major projects: 1) BGDL Communications Campaign for “How are You Nurturing Your Self Image?” educational brochure, 2) Special Event: Alopecia Areata Day of Beauty at Mark Garrison in New York City, and 3) the Bald Girls Do Lunch website.