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Meet & Greet – Long Island, NY

Join us for an evening of fun, frolic and fabulous food at Piccolo Ristorante, a family owned and operated Italian restaurant with authentic Italian cuisine and pizza conveniently located on Sunrise Highway in Bellmore. A gluten-free menu is also available. Feel free to bring a guest! Friends and family are welcome! This is a family friendly event.

Space is limited — Please reserve your plate now!

** This is a timed event so please arrive promptly. **

Ticket includes open menu appetizers, entrée and dessert, tax and gratuity. Full-service bar for a diverse selection of beer, wines, whiskey, classic and house cocktails are available but not included in the ticket price. Purchase your ticket through our online store by clicking here and reserve your spot now!

Benefits of Support Groups

It’s scary to ride a roller-coaster by ourselves, we often want to have a friend or a group of friends to experience the ride with us. Experiencing alopecia can also be quite a roller-coaster and many of us go through the emotional ride all by ourselves with no support. When I started slowly but surely losing my hair 4 years ago, it became chaos in both my physical world but also in my mental world and I had no one to turn to — I was riding the roller-coaster all by myself. Read more…

Learning to Thrive: Bridgid Dunn Weber

The focus of World Alopecia Community, Inc. is to enhance the overall well-being of those affected by all forms of alopecia, through evidence-based education, wellness activities, and community support. We want to teach people to not just live with alopecia but how to thrive. One of the best stories I’ve heard over the past few years is the story of Bridgid Dunn Weber. Diagnosed with androgenetic alopecia (AGA), Bridgid struggled for years to reverse or hide her hair loss… until one day she decided to let go and learn to thrive!

Q. At what age did you start noticing your hair loss?

I was in my early thirties. My ex husband joked that I looked like I was going bald. He thought it was funny but as the hair loss on the top of my scalp became more diffuse no one was laughing. It progressed over the course of 20 years gradually. The Ludwig scale illustration perfectly depicts how my loss progressed. I don’t have pictures of my early hair loss because I would not allow myself to be seen in public without having Toppik or Dermatch or some other concealer on my scalp. My pattern of hair loss now mirrors the illustration entitled “Type III.”

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Ludwig Scale of Female Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA)

Q. What treatments did you try to stop the hair loss?

I used biotin, hair vitamins, tried Paleo and gluten-free diet (lost weight and felt great but it didn’t do a damn thing for my hair.). I tried Nioxin products, Rogaine, and spironolactone. I visited medical doctors, dermatologists, and even an endocrinologist. Read more…