More than 44,000 Facebook fans of a group called Beautiful and Bald Barbie! Let's see if we can get it made petition Mattel to create a Barbie specifically to help young girls cope with disease.



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the company made a unique, hairless doll for a 4-year-old stricken with cancer earlier this year. This philanthropic move just piles more steam onto the FB group's mission. The specific goal reads on their page:

We would like to see a Beautiful and Bald Barbie made to help young girls who suffer from hair loss due to cancer treatments, Alopecia or Trichotillomania . Also, for young girls who are having trouble coping with their mother's hair loss from chemo. Many children have some difficulty accepting their mother, sister, aunt, grandparent or friend going from a long haired to a bald.

The petitioners also aim to include accessories with the Barbie including scarves and hats.

If possible, group members said they'd like the proceeds from the theoretical doll to benefit Saint Jude's Children's Hospital. [via Huffington Post]

Any of this spark your interest? Learn more and join up Beautiful and Bald Barbie's campaign on Facebook or email the main organizer for more info.

Do you think this Barbie is a good idea? Do you think Mattel will go for it? What other types of Barbies should be sold?