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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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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.


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


Arena Pharmaceuticals Clinical Trial for Alopecia Areata “AA-205”

September 30th, 2020 by Chassin
Arena Pharmaceuticals

Arena Pharmaceuticals is recruiting for a clinical trial in multiple locations. Complete this form , AA-205 online screener, to apply for the trial “Safety and Efficacy of Oral Etrasimod in Adult Participants With Moderate-to-Severe Alopecia Areata.” The screener form has been prepared for Arena by Innovaderm Research.

  • • You’re between 18 and 70 years old.
  • • You have current alopecia areata with hair loss that affects at least 50% of your scalp.
  • • Your current hair loss episode has been lasting for more than 6 months, but less than eight years.


Apply for the Trial    More Information

Learn more about Arena Phamaceutical’s trial with oral Etrasimod and the study locations on the application form.

You may be compensated for time and travel. Talk to your personal doctor before joining a clinical trial. Bald Girls Do Lunch is providing this announcement for informational uses only. It does not imply endorsement. The decision to participate is voluntary and wholly the responsibility of the individual person.

For more detailed clinical information visit clinicaltrials.gov.


Free and Downloadable Infographic about Alopecia Areata

September 17th, 2020 by Chassin

Alopecia Areata Infographic

Free and Downloadable Infographic about Alopecia Areata

Everything you’ve always wanted to tell other people is right here. We are so delighted with this beautiful and practical infographic created and made available for download by Concert Pharmaceuticals. Thank you Concert!

Your Copy is Here


Lights on! Every night in September!

September 14th, 2020 by Chassin

Every Night in September! Easy trip close to the NY State Thruway in New York's Albany Capital Region. A very special…

Posted by Bald Girls Do Lunch on Thursday, September 10, 2020


New Alopecia Research Opportunity. Thank you, participants! Recruitment is now closed.

June 1st, 2020 by Chassin

Do you have or know someone with alopecia? Interested in taking part in psychological research?

Ms. Paige Clarke-Jeffers announces the enrollment of Black women with all forms of alopecia areata in her research project: “Black Women’s Experiences of Living with Alopecia” at Birmingham City University, United Kingdom. The study is for her Masters of Health Psychology dissertation.

Aim your smart camera at this QR code for the Participant Information Sheet

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Take Action TODAY

January 22nd, 2020 by Chassin

Please take action TODAY to make the most of this inspiring moment for all of us living with AA.

Photo Credit: MSNBC

THANK YOU for joining Bald Girls Do Lunch in celebrating Massachusetts Representative Ayanna Pressley. And, expanding our work to support more girls and women living with AA.

It’s a beautiful step forward for awareness, acceptance, and the Bald Girls community.

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