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Date:3/4/2009

Hair? Just another Accessory

SCARBOROUGH, N.Y., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- No hair? No problem. When Bald Girls Do Lunch (BaldGirlsDoLunch.org) brings women with alopecia areata together in Washington state March 10 and 11 heads will turn. That delights founder Thea Chassin. "We're part of the population that can't grow hair normally. It's time for everyone to understand it and get over it. Alopecian women are beautiful."

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Meeting others creates a special bond says Deeann, 37 of Mount Vernon. "The uncertainty and confusion fall away when you meet women who understand the same emotions. You can talk like you've been friends forever."

Some at the Bald Girls events have lived with alopecia since childhood and have never talked openly about it. Chassin created the Bald Girls format after discovering that women favored intimate chats over coffee or meals to more formal settings. Attendees sport wigs, hats and the bald look at Bald Girls events Chassin personally leads in cities across the country.

For Suzanne, 50, a newly single Seattle hairdresser "It's an opportunity to connect with other women and learn how they introduced baldness to a guy. Hers not his."

One part of the group's mission is correct the public's wrong assumption that every bald women has cancer. Another part is helping women feel good about themselves in our hair-obsessed world.

"Not until a woman truly accepts her own self-image can she talk about her alopecia nonchalantly" advises Chassin. She promotes alopecian beauty with or without wigs and co-hosted a fundraising event with Bobbi Brown make-up artists in New York recently. "Women are turned off by negative messages that emphasize alopecia as psychologically devastating."

The dinner at Ivar's Salmon House in Seattle (March 10) and lunch at Maggiano's in Bellevue (March 11) require advance reservations to RSVP@baldgirlsdolunch.org See the event details at http://www.baldgirlsdolunch.org for online payment information.

Alopecia areata is considered to be autoimmune, meaning that the body shuts down its own hair follicle function. With few acceptable treatments for advanced cases Chassin favors pro-active strategies for feeling whole today over hoping for a cure. Her approach is to "get women in the driver's seat" and promote the positives. She counsels parents of children with alopecia areata in addition to women and is developing workshops and mentoring programs. She's a positive role model of alopecian style through radio, TV and website forums.

Bald Girls Do Lunch meets in cities across the US and Canada. The nonprofit is a public charity type 501c3. To sponsor a lunch, a beauty event, make donations or help raise much needed funds visit www.baldgirlsdolunch.org or contact info@baldgirlsdolunch.org


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