Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Let's Act.

Yesterday I mentioned we need to do more, we needed to do better.

Today, I'm going to ask you, my dear readers, to do something very simple. And I'm going to ask that you pass it on to all of your friends and ask them to do something simple.

Today, I'm asking you to please, please join the Army of Women. From their website:
The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation's Love/Avon Army of Women is made possible thanks to a grant from the Avon Foundation for women.
Our revolutionary initiative has two key goals:
  • To recruit one million healthy women of every age and ethnicity, including breast cancer survivors and women at high-risk for the disease, to partner with breast cancer researchers and directly participate in the research that will eradicate breast cancer once and for all.
  • To challenge the scientific community to expand its current focus to include breast cancer prevention research conducted on healthy women.
Join us in this movement that will take us beyond a cure by creating new opportunities to study what causes breast cancer—and how to prevent it.
 You do NOT have to have had breast cancer to join. You just have to be a women, willing to fill out a form, get an e-mail from time to time, and if you are so moved and eligible, through this site you can participate in research going on right now. To learn more about breast cancer.

I am a member of the site, along with 363,625 other women. The goal? Is to get one million women signed up. Late last year I even participated in a study that I learned about through Army of Women.

So go over there, check out the website, and join. And ask your friends. And ask them to ask their friends. It's a small thing that could make a huge difference.



  1. Phooey. Man. But I'm going to tweet this post.

  2. Already there, Brandie. My daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer at 33 years old. While pregnant. The year she finished treatment (double mastectomy, chemo, radiation, double oophorectomy), she began walking in the annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. She has since walked five years in a row. My husband and I joined her two years ago and walked 30 miles over two days. We are all big Avon Foundation supporters.


Seeing your comments makes me smile! Thank you so much =)