Who we are

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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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

Alopecia Support with Bald Girls Do Lunch Changed My Life!

April 27th, 2017 by Chassin


Bald is Beautiful in Buffalo: April 29

February 6th, 2017 by Chassin

Bald is Beautiful in Buffalo
Buffalo News tells Katrina’s story

Katrina R. has never met another girl with alopecia. That’s about to change!

BGDL presents our first Buffalo, NY regional event at J.P’s Pub in Lakeview, NY on April 29, 2017.

Click HERE to RSVP or DONATE to the cause in support of Katrina!


RSVP For Lunch Event

Scarsdale, NY event September 18th

August 26th, 2016 by Chassin


REGISTER HERE: http://bgdl.org/ZenTreeSept18


Alopecia Friendship and More! Cities added

October 23rd, 2012 by admin

The following afternoon and evening dessert events are taking place at Melting Pot Restaurants.

Click on each date for details. Advance RSVP required.

October 11: White Plains, NY

October 18: N. Miami Beach, FL

October 27: Cincinnati, OH

October 28: Indianapolis, IN

December 1, Seattle, WA

December 8, Ann Arbor, MI


March 24th, 2011 by admin

 Trifecta of Beauty, Wig Raffle and best network for women!

Announcing: Celebrity makeup pro Barbara Kelly (daughter of renown wig maker and makeup line owner, Bob Kelly) joins artist Marianne Horvath to help our women at April’s “Spring in the City” .  Thanks Barb and Marianne!

And…When your friends and family make donations to BGDL in your honor between now and April 14, they can designate it for our Spring in the City night in Manhattan. Every ticket in your honor is another luxury wig ticket for you!

“Alopecia Options” comes to Rochester, NY 7/29

July 20th, 2010 by Chassin

Eat. Talk. Share. It’s dinner and you’re invited! Connect with other local women with alopecia areata and cicatricial alopecia.
Research updates. Beauty advice and so much more!
Make the connection…you’ll feel great! Read testimonials here.
Invitation and rsvp info.

Dermatology Academy awards BGDL second year in a row!

December 16th, 2009 by Chassin

The Gold Triangle 2010 winners were announced today by the American Academy of Dermatology.

For the second year in a row, BGDL is a winner..actually this year it’ll be two Gold Triangle awards in the category of community health organizations. Winners are selected for educating and increasing awareness of a skin disease and the role of dermatology for patients and the public.

First, for “www.baldgirlsdolunch.org”, our ever evolving website and photo gallery.

Second, for “The Beauty Event”, March 2009 in Larchmont, NY with the Bobbi Brown makeup artists of Neimans at The Westchester.

“This event was the most rewarding, life changing experience for the makeup artists. It’s amazing to take your profession and be able to affect lives in an event driven by passion and not by sales. As a team we had a greater feeling of accomplishment than with our usual work for strictly superficial cosmetic needs. Treating each individual took on extra special meaning that day. Someone said: ‘I  look so beautiful I don’t want to wash my face.'”Jill K Imbrogno, Bobbi Brown acct mgr/ Neimans, White Plains, NY

We Win 2009 Award from American Academy of Dermatology

December 2nd, 2008 by Chassin

Bald Girls Do Lunch is a winner of the 12th Annual Gold Triangle Award from the American Academy of Dermatology. The award is given in recognition of outstanding communications  for the specialty of dermatology and skin diseases.

Our entry in the Health Organizations category was recognized for three campaigns we brought to  our alopecia areata community: our website, the brochure “How Are You Nurturing Your Self-Image?”, and the special event,“Alopecia Areata Day of Beauty at Mark Garrison”.

Our award will be presented March 6, 2009 in  San Francisco, during the annual meeting of the AAD.