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Phone: 800.578.5332
PO Box 9122
c/o Thea Chassin

Scarborough
New York 10510
USA
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Target demographics: Women and teen girls with any type and any duration of the autoimmune skin disorder, alopecia areata. We also assist women with scarring alopecias.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Assemble information kits for public awareness and package sleep hats for our newly diagnosed. Like to surf? You can provide us a list of general practice dermatologists in your city.

Geographic areas served: Nationwide USA, Canada and global

Programs: In-person workshops, meet-ups , social and educational activities to conquer the isolation experienced by women with alopecia areata. Our global communications, superb e-newsletter and in-person events for women bring true life changes. Care packages for the newly diagnosed include our very own Sleep-hat.....both a real and a virtual hug from the women in our network to our newly diagnosed "sisters".

Mission:
Bald Girls Do Lunch (BGDL) helps women with alopecia areata live full and fulfilling lives, and it’s all centered around the idea of getting together for “lunch.”
Our lunches and other events are fun, friendly, educational, relaxing and, most of all, totally empowering. By being with people who experience the same things you, your self-esteem improves and you gain confidence, camaraderie and a powerful sense of community.
Since 2007, we’ve brought lunches, workshops and demonstrations to 60 cities in 25 states, and are connecting more women all the time.
BGDL is the only non-profit specifically created specifically for women with alopecia areata, the autoimmune skin disease that stops the normal growth of hair on the scalp, brows, lashes and body. Alopecia can have a devastating effect on a woman’s self-image — but sitting around and wishing for a cure or treatment is NOT what we’re about!
In addition to our lunches and events, we have an active blog and newsletter, and cosmetic line called Signature Collection. You can check them out at www.baldgirlsdolunch.org.
Results:
Over 2000 women with alopecia areata receiving e-newsletter
One-on-One makeup sessions with professional artists at BGDL Beauty Workshops in NY, IL, CT and RI to date
Infographic: "Understanding the Lives of Women with Alopecia Areata"
3-time Gold Triangle Award winner from the American Academy of Dermatology.
"Virtual Lunch" - the only e-newsletter created for women with alopecia areata with outstanding open rates!


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09/29/13
Bald Girls Do Lunch is a wonderful organization that supports women with alopecia. My time volunteering with them has been very rewarding because I have been able to see firsthand the positive community they have created to bring women with alopecia together. No other organization is dedicated to ... more »
09/27/13
I am very impressed by the multiple ways Bald Girls Do Lunch reaches out to the community. In addition to organizing special events and serving as an invaluable resource for information and support, BGDL also provides a vital service in educating the general public. The email newsletter is ... more »
09/24/13
Thea Chassin is fabulous at bringing the Alopecia Areata community together. There is no resource anything like Bald Girls Do Lunch. The BGDL newsletter is particularly informative and upbeat... more »
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