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Causes: Health, Specifically Named Diseases, Voluntary Health Associations & Medical Disciplines

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 2500 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...... 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!..... Comprehensive weekly educational blog at blog.baldgirlsdolunch.org

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.

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".

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It's not often that a non-profit is able to so clearly deliver on its mission. BGDL is one of the rare organizations that has a clear mission and is able to truly help. Women with alopecia finally have a place where they can get the support and information they need.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bald Girls Do Lunch is a fabulous organization! Thea's upbeat personality makes this organization a true hit-- she has a wealth of knowledge that ranges from makeup tips to how to debut the bald look. Sign up for a lunch or attend one of her fundraising events to see what it's all about, you won't regret it!

Previous Stories
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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered at the last beauty workshop event and I would definitely volunteer again! The event was very well organized and I could tell that all of the women were having such a great time.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is such an amazing nonprofit. The stories and advice are great and it really brings people together.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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 helping women with alopecia the way Bald Girls does, and I can't wait to volunteer again.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bald Girls Do Lunch is a wonderful organization! Not only has it helped me personally, because I am a woman with alopecia areata, but I have seen it help many other women as well. Spending time with other women who suffer in the same way has made such a difference in my life, and being able to help others by volunteering has been so rewarding. Thea and the Bald Girls events have a way of making every women feel welcome, accepted, beautiful, and special! I am proud to say that I am both a supporter and volunteer for this great organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bald Girls Do Lunch gave me the emotional, spiritual, mental and physical strength to face society as a Bald Person. Bald Girls Do Lunch changes people's paradigm on beauty to the point where they are no longer ashamed to walk in society as a Bald Person or one who has Made the Choice to Wear Wigs not has to do so. I have witnessed women both young and elderly attend a Bald Girls Do Lunch luncheon sit down embarrassed and ashamed come alive by the end of the meal. Then, to meet them over time at other affairs proud and strutting their Baldness or latest wigs and sharing tips to the newest attendees. Bald Girls Do Lunch is shining the light on Alopecia and taking the shame out of being a bald female. At one time men were ashamed of being bald - Now it's Our Time to rid females of shame - Thank you Bald Girls Do Lunch! leben2005

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bald Girls Do Lunch is the only organization dedicated to helping women with alopecia in the US (and maybe even the entire world). Their events bring women together to de-stigmatize the symptoms of alopecia (baldness) and provide much needed support for women with this condition. I have been able to see firsthand, through helping out at the lunches and other events, the positive life-changing effect Bald Girls Do Lunch has on its members and their families. It's really incredible.