I’m Blogging For My Breast (and Both of Yours!)

Did you know that:

  • this is the 36th post I’ve written about breast cancer?
  • I am a 14-year survivor of breast cancer?
  • I was 27 when I was first diagnosed?
  • my mom lived for 26 years after her first breast cancer diagnosis?
  • the year before she died, Mom joined the Army of Women, and encouraged me to join, too?

October has always been a rough month for me. All that pink…all those reminders of how breast cancer has been a part of my life. So instead of moping around this October, I’m going to be proactive. I’m starting the month of October by spreading the word about the Army of Women. Did you know that just by joining, you could help PREVENT breast cancer?

The Love/Avon Army of Women (AOW) is a unique program of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit breast cancer research organization. The program is funded through a grant from the Avon Foundation for Women.  The AOW is a groundbreaking initiative that connects breast cancer researchers via the internet with women who are willing to participate in a wide variety of research studies.

Here’s some more information about AOW. Did you know that:

  • the goal of the Army of Women is to recruit ONE MILLION MEN AND WOMEN of all ages and ethnicities, including breast cancer survivors and those who have never had breast cancer?
  • participants will be involved in important research to discover THE CAUSE of breast cancer – how to stop it before it starts?
  • participation in any of the studies is ALWAYS, COMPLETELY voluntary?

Start your October right, and join the Army of Women!

Here are some other things you can do:

  • Update your FaceBook status with the following: “I signed up to STOP breast cancer before it STARTS. Have you? Join today at www.armyofwomen.org, then copy and paste this status update as your own.”
  • Tweet about the AOW and use the hashtag #WritePink.
  • Watch this short video about the Army of Women.

Will you join us?

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10 Replies to “I’m Blogging For My Breast (and Both of Yours!)”

  1. I'm always so inspired by women like you who work to make sure others do not have to endure what you have! YOU ROCK!

  2. Oh, beautiful post! Thank you for sharing your story. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom, though. I hope that by blogging about AOW's mission, we will have many more of our moms here with us.

  3. Stopping by from SITS- we're in the same Tribe together! I think your post is VERY important…one of my dearest friends is fighting for her life with Stage IV breast cancer that has spread to her bones.

  4. Hello fellow Spring Chicken! I'm 45, so I don't really feel like a spring chicken either! LOLRegarding your post: oh my, you had to battle this horrible disease at a young age! Keep up the good fight!

  5. What a great way to keep fighting! My grandmother is a breast cancer survivor of close to fifteen years now. I think survivors are warriors, especially when survivors are able to fight their fight and continue to fight for the next person too.Thanks for stopping by tonight & for saying hello to Lisa!! :>

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