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Bald Women Get Their Heads Together in Southern California
Date:12/26/2007

SCARBOROUGH, N.Y., Dec. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Having no hair in a world obsessed with hair is a challenge that Bald Girls Do Lunch, Inc. tackles head on. Bald Girls Do Lunch, a not-for-profit organization, is bringing women with alopecia areata together for the first time in Los Angeles and San Diego.

At lunches in cities across the country, Thea Chassin, founder and president, meets women who struggle to keep their condition a secret, which she says is emotionally debilitating. According to Chassin, when every person at the table has the same condition, it builds resources and resilience. Although they do not have a life-threatening illness, these women must work every day to overcome obstacles to getting on with their lives. Chassin knows first hand what bald women are up against, she being bald for over 10 years. "Friends and family mean well, but it's a relief to talk to someone else in the same situation and get tips on living openly and happily with this condition."

The southern California lunches are taking place in Costa Mesa (January 6), Los Angeles (January 8), Woodland Hills (January 13) and Rancho Bernardo (January 16). Invitations and details are posted at http://www.baldgirlsdolunch.org. Reservations are required to info@baldgirlsdolunch.org.

The Bald Girl lunches are nothing like a traditional support group. No pity party here. Chassin brings dynamic leadership and frank talk to the table. Just a few hours of discussion brings out strategies for dealing with the physical and emotional challenges of the disease. Shockingly, a full head of hair can fall out in a matter of weeks; but it can also regrow. The disease is highly unpredictable. The organization promotes individual choice and comfort. Women come to the lunches adorned with wigs or head coverings and some choose to debut their bald look.

"The camaraderie is infectious," says Chassin. "We share practical
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