American Girl to feature bald doll for kids with cancer
A few months after Mattel announced that they would be creating a bald Barbie, American Girl decided to come out with its own bald doll for kids with cancer, alopecia, and other conditions that might cause hair loss. The company announced on its Facebook page last week that it would now be accepting special orders for a bald doll by calling 1-800-628-5145. It was also planning to donate bald dolls to the Children’s Hospital Association for distribution to young patients at places like Boston Children’s.
Both Mattel and American Girl have received numerous requests for bald dolls from parents of children dealing with hair loss from medical conditions. Some even launched social media campaigns garnering thousands of signatures on online petitions.
Those who already own a pricey American Girl doll can mail it to the “doll hospital” to have the original head replaced with one without hair for a $44 fee plus shipping. The bald dolls come in five different skin tones.Deborah Kotz can be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @debkotz2.
May 1, 2013
By Deborah Kotz, Globe Staff The catch-phrase “Boston Strong” has become an emotional rallying cry a …
April 30, 2013
By Deborah Kotz, Globe Staff Wrigley’s launched a caffeinated gum this week called Alert Energy, add …
March 11, 2013
By Deborah Kotz, Globe Staff About 15 percent to 30 percent of people with allergies have allergic r …
March 6, 2013
By Deborah Kotz and Brian MacQuarrie, Globe Staff As Congress debates whether to toughen the nation’ …
March 7, 2013
By Deborah Kotz, Globe Staff No doubt, the biggest appeal of exercise is to build biceps, heart musc …
March 4, 2013
By Deborah Kotz, Globe Staff A survey released today makes the case for exercising to improve sleep …
April 8, 2013
By Deborah Kotz, Globe Staff If you needed another reason to limit your intake of red meat and sugar …
March 29, 2013
By Deborah Kotz, Globe Staff Kids meals at restaurant chains are just as bad as ever, according to a …
Gideon Gil, Health and Science Editor
Elizabeth Comeau, Senior Health Producer