Monday, October 3, 2011
Breast Cancer - A People Thing
I've walked in the Race for the Cure many times. I've organized events to fund mammogram machines at our local hospital. I've given away baskets of pink stuff on my blog. I've written a lot of checks. But by far, the easiest things I've ever done in the war against cancer is to sign up for the Army of Women. They can explain it better than I can, so here you go:
A program of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, the Army of Women initiative is dedicated to recruiting one million women of all ages, ethnicities, with or without breast cancer, to sign up and participate in innovative breast cancer research studies. After signing up at www.armyofwomen.org, members are then contacted via email blast about new studies seeking volunteers. They can either sign-up for the studies online, or if they do not qualify, they are encouraged to forward the information to a friend or family member. Every woman over 18 is welcome to participate, whether a breast cancer survivor or someone never affected. There are currently more than 20 breast cancer studies seeking volunteers through the Army of Women. The full list of open studies seeking volunteers like you are listed at: www.armyofwomen.org/current.
Go sign up. It's an easy thing we can do for each other. And that's what it's all about.