12 Jan '12, 12am

Women lobby for bald Barbie to help raise cancer awareness

Women lobby for bald Barbie to help raise cancer awareness

This February 14, 2010 file photo shows a woman as she photographs a wall of Barbie dolls in the Mattel display at the annual Toy Fair in New York. -- PHOTO: AFP NEW YORK (AP) - Barbie has been an astronaut, an architect, a Nascar race car driver, and a news anchor. Now, there's an online movement to get her to attempt what could be her biggest feat yet: going bald to fight cancer. A Facebook page titled 'Beautiful and Bald Barbie! Let's see if we can get it made' was started a few days before Christmas. By Wednesday afternoon, the page had more than 16,000 fans. The goal is to get toy maker Mattel Inc to create a bald Barbie in support of children with cancer. Friends Rebecca Sypin and Jane Bingham, who live on opposite coasts but have both been affected by the disease, hatched the idea for the social media movement because Barbie is an influential children's toy. Bingham...

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