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'Bald Barbie' Facebook group wants to battle cancer

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For a long time women's groups have said that the design of Barbie’s measurements have not exactly been a physical model for young girls who collect the dolls. Sewell, New Jersey photographer Jane Bingham is part of a campaign to make Barbie do something socially responsible.

Bingham and her friend Rebecca Sypin have started a Facebook page titled "Beautiful and Bald Barbie! Let's see if we can get it made" to try to get Mattel to make a bald version of Barbie for children with cancer.

According to the Associated Press, both women have been affected by cancer. Bingham lost her hair from chemotherapy treatments coming from lymphoma, while Sypin's 12-year-old daughter lost her hair fighting leukemia.

Bingham got the idea in December after reading about a 4-year-old Long Island girl who received a one-of-a-kind hairless Barbie from Mattel. She said her 9-year-old, Belleliana, had a hard time dealing with her illness.


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