I canâ€™t believe that an entire year has gone by since I went on the Today show to launch the Love/Avon Army of Women. But here it isâ€”our one-year anniversary! And there is so much to celebrate!
Can you believe that more than 300,000 women have joined the Army of Women?Â Itâ€™s incredible!
Did you know that over the past year we sent out a â€œCall to Actionâ€ for 13 different studiesâ€”and more than 13,000 Army of Women volunteers are now taking part in these research trials. Amazing!
And this is just the beginning! The Army of Women has attracted so much attention because no one has ever tried to do what we are doing:Â Develop a cadre of volunteers who are interested in and willing to be part of the research that is needed to bring an end to this disease.
When I first began thinking about and talking about this initiative, I met many skeptics who were quick to say: This canâ€™t be done. Women will never sign up for something like this. And now there are more than 300,00 women who can look these skeptics in the face and say, â€œHah! You were so, so wrong!â€ How great is that!
When we launched this Army of Women, I announced that we were going to recruit one million women for breast cancer research. How amazing would it be if we hit that one million mark by our second anniversary? Will you help me to make that happen?
If you havenâ€™t yet joined the Army of Women, please do so today. It takes just three minutes to join at www.armyofwomen.org. All women can join. Whether or not you have breast cancer. Whether or not you are high risk. Whether you live in California, New York, New Mexico, or Oklahomaâ€”or anywhere in the world!
If you have joined the Army of Women, please make sure all your friends and family members have too! If the havenâ€™t, then send them an email letting them know that the most powerful thing they can do this October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month is sign up for the Army of Women.