NAAF Welcomes Barbie's Bald Friend
SAN RAFAEL, CA – April 9, 2012 – The National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) applauds Mattel's news that it will unveil a doll for children experiencing hair loss. The as yet unnamed doll is a bald friend of the iconic Barbie, and is expected to come with wigs, scarves, hats and other accessories.
The doll will not be available in stores. However, NAAF is scheduled to receive a quantity of the new doll upon release expected in late 2012 or early 2013, as well as a cash donation from Mattel to pay for shipping and administrative costs involved with shipping to children afflicted with alopecia areata. "We are very proud Mattel has selected us to carry this special doll, which will make so many children happy," said NAAF President Vicki Kalabokes.