Fight breast cancer, join the Army of Women
October 31, 2011
In recent years great strides have been made in the treatment of breast cancer, but our understanding of its causes and ways of preventing it have lagged far behind. One reason: researchers have a hard time finding women to participate in research.
The Army of Women is a project of Dr. Susan Love and the Avon Foundation aims to solve this problem by enlisting one million women to consider participating in breast cancer research.
How does it work? You register on the Army of Women site, providing very basic information such as name, age, city, and state of residence. Anyone can register. You can be any age, and don’t have to have had breast cancer or have a family history. Then, every so often you receive email updates from the Army of Women announcing new research studies looking for volunteers like you. The decision to take part is yours. You can pass along the information to friends and family who might qualify.
The Army of Women recently announced the winner of their PSA contest, and we’re sharing the winning video below. We hope you’ll consider joining this campaign!
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