Dr. Susan Love has started a massive undertaking to understand the complexities of breast cancer by organizing an army of women. She has partnered up with the Avon foundation to get an army of women to sign up to do research on a large cross section of women to get accurate information on genetic links as well as environmental links to help the medical community understand breast cancer better…so that we can more effectively treat and PREVENT breast cancer. Check them out: http://www.avoncompany.com/women/avonfoundation/overview.html
She made an announcement on Good Morning America with Robin Roberts (cancer survivor) interviewing her in October of 2008. You can see the interview here: http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=6118891.
I sort of envision an army of women all decked out in pink camouflage uniforms as they take up the challenge. Breast cancer has stolen too many wonderful people from our world. We have lost sisters, mothers, friends, lovers,aunts, daughters, grandmothers; as well as sons, daughters, fathers, uncles, grandfathers and friends! If we can understand how it starts…then we will be able to figure out ways to prevent it. If we can prevent it…maybe we won’t have to subject our loved ones to such difficult times during treatments. It is a win-win situation. You can learn more about Dr. Susan Love and about breast cancer by going here: http://www.dslrf.org/breastcancer/content.asp?L2=1&SID=119
Many people want to help…but, if they dont have money to give; they may say how can I possibly help? This is an excellent way. You can sign up to be a part of the army. If nothing else….you can get information to help arm yourself in the war on breast cancer. You can go here to sign up: http://www.armyofwomen.org/ Surely you would like to see an end to breast cancer as we know it!
See possibly related stories here: https://writeasrain.wordpress.com/2008/08/27/stand-up-to-cancer/ or, https://writeasrain.wordpress.com/2008/03/19/triple-negative-breast-cancer/