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Date:3/13/2008

SCARBOROUGH, N.Y., March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bald Girls Do Lunch, Inc. is bringing women with alopecia areata together for the first time in northern California. Strikingly different from a traditional support group, the non-profit's dining out format combines discussions and camaraderie with inspiration and public awareness. Founder and president, Thea Chassin, bald for over 10 years, meets women in cities across the country. According to Chassin, "Our congenial approach is the catalyst that gets dialogue and lives moving in a positive direction. We help women build resources and resilience."

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The northern California lunches are taking place in San Francisco (March 29), Berkeley (March 30), San Jose (April 1) and Sonoma (June 1). The invitations and details are posted at http://www.baldgirlsdolunch.org. Reservation requests to: info@baldgirlsdolunch.org

Chassin brings dynamic leadership and frank talk to the table. Just a few hours of discussion bring out strategies for dealing with the sometimes life- long adjustments. 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 relief that women feel in talking to others like them is palpable," says Chassin. "We share practical advice on everything from breaking the news about baldness in a new dating relationship, to telling colleagues at work or dealing with the common, but wrong assumption, that every bald woman must have cancer."

Alopecia areata affects men, women, and children of all ages -- more than 4 million people. Shockingly, a full head of hair can fall out in a matter of weeks; but it can also r
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