I can’t believe that it’s already October and that another Breast Cancer Awareness Month—and the pink haze that it brings—is here.

I know that for many of you, every month (or day) is, in essence, about breast cancer, either because you are living with breast cancer, a long-term survivor, had a dear friend or family member die of the disease, or are a breast cancer advocate working to focus more political attention and government dollars on funding breast cancer research.

I also know that for many of us, it is a month of runs, walks, and pink products! This is both good and bad. I’m thrilled that we have more cause marketing opportunities  this October than we’ve ever had before, because it’s great to see so many companies interested in supporting our work. At the same time, I want people to know that breast cancer is not restricted to October and neither are the Foundation’s fundraising needs!  As we develop innovative programs like the Army of Women and our own groundbreaking research we need support that transcends the calendar and forms the basis for our ongoing search for the cause of breast cancer!

I won’t stop once November comes around and neither should you.  As many of you have heard me say, “We can be the generation that stops breast cancer. It only takes money, will, and vision!” I can guarantee you that the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation has will and vision and with your help we will have the money!

So, join me this October as I mark Breast Cancer Awareness month by:

  1. Making a donation to my own Foundation.
  2. Making a tribute gift the Foundation in honor of my friend Carolina Hinestrosa and all of the amazing advocacy work she did at the National Breast Cancer Coalition up until her death from cancer in June.
  3. Buying gifts for friends from the companies supporting our work this October. (It’s never too early to start holiday shopping!)
  4. Getting at least 20 of my friends who haven’t yet done so to join the Army of Women!

We are dreaming this impossible dream together, and I know that together it will become a possible dream: Going beyond a cure to bring an end to this disease once and for all!

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7 Responses to Beyond the Pink Haze

  1. Aimee Zadak says:

    Dr. Love,
    Thank you for your website. I was recently diangosed with DCIS and have given so many options, it’s making my head spin. The key is for a cure. As a therapist I think of how far psychology has come today and how it was treated 30 years ago. Amazing stides. You’ve provided me with a world of resources.
    Thank you,
    Continuing with the journey for a cure,
    Dr. Z

  2. Besides contributing to your foundation to support the search for a cure, I encourage women to get fit and lose weight to reduce their risk of breast cancer. So far, we have nearly 4,000 members in the AARP Fat 2 Fit online community, most of whom are women. This program is free, welcomes all ages and does not require membership in AARP. All we seek in members is the desire to become fit and maintain a healthy weight to reduce the risk of breast and other cancers.
    Carole Carson, Coach, AARP Fat 2 Fit Online Community

  3. W. Swift says:

    If you check this page: http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/wordsearch.php?atatime=100&query=Avon&&atatime=500 you will see that many Avon products contain known carcinogens and other toxins that can be absorbed through the skin. Are you bringing pressure to bear on them to make their products safe? Preventing cancer is better than curing it.

  4. Dra Ana Lilia Lopez says:

    Dra Susan, el Angel de la Guarda de todas las mujeres, sobre todo de las que necesitan capacitarse para poder llevar esos maravillosos conocimientos para como usted dice, diagnosticar a tiempo para curar. Dios La bendiga por su maravilloso trabajo y me pongo a sus enteras ordenes para en lo que yo pueda ayudar desde mi Mexico querido, a su fundacion, ademas de mi labor con mis mujeres, en lo que creo es i objetivo principal, diagnosticar a tiempo lesiones precursoras del cancer de mama, en este hermoso pais, en donde es tan necesario ademas de diagnosticar informar a nuestras mujeres de la importancia de el diagnostico a tempranas etapas para que pueda ser curado el cancer. Ojala pueda servirle de algo mi ayuda. Dra Ana Lilia Lopez Aldrete, Ginecologa con adiestramiento en mastologia y que tomo un curso de ductoscopia en chicago con un angel del la Guarda.
    Dra Ana Llia Lopez Aldrete
    Hospital Regional Dr. Valentin Gomez Farias Issste
    Instituto Jalisciense de Cancerologia
    Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico.
    Besos y Abrazos

  5. iorgos says:

    My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that ‘achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that’s nice, too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.’

  6. Usuario says:

    Lo apreacio mucho. La informacion de este sitio de internet me ha gustado mucho.

  7. SLT-A65 says:

    Este es un gran recurso que está proporcionando y lo dan de forma gratuita. Me gusta ver sitios web que comprenden el valor de proporcionar un recurso importante de forma gratuita. Yo realmente amaba la lectura de su mensaje. Gracias!

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