Saturday, October 3, 2009
It's Boobie Time!
It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
Most of you already know that I am a breast cancer survivor. I know you've already seen this picture but I find its a good attention grabber for the cause. In fact, I took it for that reason. I took it knowing I would put it up on my page last year when I did the Avon Walk. My friends and family have used it for things as well. I'm not shy about spreading the baldness! Not that I want you to be bald. You know what I mean.
For those of you who are new you can read the first installment of my diagnosis story here. If you want to catch up on more cancer posts you can find them here. Just remember the stories start with the most recent on the top so its actually backwards and I don't know how to fix it. :)
I'll be highlighting a few causes over the month but one really stands out to me. Have you wanted to help the fight against breast cancer but don't have the funds?
Well the Army of Women gives you the chance to make an incredible difference and does not involve monetary donations.
This is how the Army of Women works.
"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."
Basically, they pair women with researchers. Now we aren't talking about turning you into a human guinea pig. The Love/Avon Army of Women will send you out an email about a research project, what it will involve and what the requirements are. If you are interested you can email them back and they will give you all the details.
Some will involve questionaires, some will involve sending in samples of products from your environment, some will involve giving blood. You get to decide. You can say no to every single one of them if you want. But one might just come along that might pique your interest.
I love that there is a strong emphasis on prevention and not just treatment. This program is allowing researchers with low funds and lack of appropriate participants to break ground in their cancer studies.
Dr. Love is an amazing woman who has changed the way the world has seen and dealt with breast cancer. She was the first doctor to link bc to female hormones and has continued to be a pioneer in research.
So, if you are interested be sure to check out their website or go ahead and join here.
Support those boobies!