Quickly Women Do Lunch is coming to New Mexico Impressed by the 9 yr previous with Alopecia Areata
Founder of Bald Girls, Thea Chassin, recently hooked up with a brave nine-year-old girl named Becky after the girl shared the story of her self-portrait in a BGDL “Soon? Na What!” T-shirt. During the interview featured on BGDL’s Alopecia Areata Support Network blog, Chassin asked Becky about the one yellow flower in her drawing.
“It’s not a flower,” Becky quipped, “it’s a sparkle that the sun makes when it reflects off my head.”
Inspired by Becky’s use of humor and a smile to handle her condition, Chassin reached out to Becky’s mother Jenean, who shared some of her concerns about the future:
“I’m worried about middle school. I have concerns that as a teenager she might feel different. It’s still so new that it’s hard to imagine what else we need to know.”
At the BGDL events “Bigs” and “Littles”, adults can exchange their experiences and give tips for the future, be it a prom, a wedding or just everyday life. Women who had a childhood of their own give parents security when they know firsthand what it is like to be mistaken for a cancer patient.
“While Bald is in our name,” said Chassin, “we encourage all looks with wigs, hats, hair, or au naturale,” stressing that the organization promotes options and encourages everyone to participate with any look that allows them to to feel the safest.
About Alopecia Areata
Alopecia areata is an unpredictable autoimmune disease that disrupts normal hair growth. It can occur at any time and affects the sexes equally. Some people can go into remission, while others can lead to lifelong hair loss or recurring bald spots throughout life. It is estimated that two percent of the population have a lifelong risk of developing the disease.
Bald Girls Make Lunch, Inc.
Bald Girls Do Lunch is a 501c3 nonprofit charity founded in 2007 that has brought together women in 67 cities and 28 states. They also hold prime status on GreatNonProfits.org and have received multiple Gold Triangle Awards from the American Academy of Dermatology. Anyone who would like to donate or simply learn something about the lively organization can get more information at BaldGirlsDoLunch.org.
Invitation to the “Bigs and Littles” lunch at Deli-Berry: http://bitly.com/ABQLunch
Costs: $ 16 per person or two for $ 30.
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