I can’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 is—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?  It’s incredible!

Did you know that over the past year we sent out a “Call to Action” for 13 different studies—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:  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 can’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, “Hah! You were so, so wrong!” 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 haven’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 Oklahoma—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 haven’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.

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One Response to It’s the Army of Women’s First Anniversary!

  1. Jeanne says:

    Dear Dr. Love, I enjoyed your talk at the AARP convention and I immediately signed up for your army. I have spent 27 years as head of a mammography department in a small rural hospital. I personally knew most of the patients. We averaged 27-35 new cases of breast cancer every year. My observations were that the women who had more female “isssues” seemed to be the ones most prone to breast cancer ie: having trouble conceiving, irregular periods, started menses very early in life, hormonal up and down swings, etc.. Women who had their ovaries removed and had been on hormones for 20 plus years did not seem to have any problems. As you said ” You change the neighborhood of the cells and this could start the problems.” Maybe too many up and down swings of hormones, instead of keeping them on an even keel is a major contributor to breast cancer. Thank you for listening. Jeanne

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