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article image'Cancer Barbie' doll coming

By Owen Weldon     Apr 3, 2012 in World
The U.S. manufacturer of the Barbie franchise will release a bald Barbie doll next year in order to support children who lost their hair during cancer treatment.
A Mattel spokesman spoke on Tuesday and announced that the doll will be released next year.
According to the Vancouver Sun, Mattel describes the doll as a friend of Barbie, The decision to create such a doll came after a Facebook appeal drew the attention of 157,00 people to urge Mattel to create a doll for kids with cancer.
According to Fox News, the doll will come with accessories such as wigs, scarves and hats. Children will either be able to leave them on or take them off.
The dolls will not be sold in stores. Mattel will donate the Barbie dolls to children’s hospitals across the US, as well as other countries.
According to BET, Jane Bingham, a photographer, co-created the Facebook campaign. Bingham created the campaign in order to find a way to help children with cancer cope with losing their hair.
Bingham said that girls should know that they are not dependent on their hair for their beauty. Bingham said that sometimes it is looked down on women and children to go out without their hair, and people sometimes think they should stay home in bed. Bingham went onto say that they wanted to change that stigma, because girls don’t really have a lot of people to look up to.
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