Facebook Users Urge Mattel to Make a Cancer Barbie

Proceeds for sales of a bald Barbie, they say, could go to pediatric cancer research.

From Facebook.com/beautifulandbaldbarbie

A Facebook page called “Beautiful and Bald Barbie! Let’s see if we can get it made” has 16,053 (and counting) likes right now. The message: to urge Barbie Doll maker Mattel to create a Cancer Barbie, one that’s bald and, well, beautiful. The idea is to help girls cope with hair loss due to cancer treatments or conditions like alopecia. They’re asking that accessories like scarves and hats be included with the doll, and are urging Mattel to not only make it, market it, and sell it—but to donate proceeds to pediatric cancer research and treatment groups, too. Facebook user Ashton Saggs writes on the group’s wall: “It would be so great if this Barbie was made, for little girls and grown women, alike. Bald is beautiful. I lost my mom to breast cancer in 2009. I wish she were here to see this. My daughter talks of her frequently, but is too young to understand completely. But I know that this would make a difference for everyone, cancer or not. I hope that this is made.”