On the Today Show last week, there was a segment with Dr. Susan Love, about the launch of a new way to fight Breast Cancer. It's called the Army of Women.
The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and the Avon Foundation, a global leader in breast cancer research, joined forces to launch the Love/Avon Army of 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. (excerpt taken from www.armyofwomen.org)
This is how it works: Women who are interested register on the Love/Avon Army of Women website, providing very basic information such as name, age, city, and state of residence. Army staff notify volunteers via email about studies that need volunteers. These emails describe the study, criteria to participate, and what is involved. Women who fit the criteria respond to the email to express their interest. Army staff then contact these women to let them know how to take part.
It's that easy. I am registered, it's just another way that I plan to help fight the battle against cancer.... any and all cancers! So, what are you waiting for? Go register today! And yes, if you are a breast cancer survivor you can register too.
(all information was taken from the Army of Women love/Avon website)