I don’t know about you, but after this rainy and snowy winter I’m especially happy that we are seeing buds on the trees and crocuses peaking though the snow. It makes me feel as if almost anything is possible!

This sense of renewal is infusing our work at the Foundation as well.  What can you expect to see over the next few months?

  • We will be making improvements to the Health of Women (HOW) Study. As you may recall, the Health of Women study, which we launched last year, is the first ever online “cohort” study of one million women. Already 30,000 women and men have signed up for the HOW study, and we are currently in the process of doing our first data analysis. We’ll be sending out another invitation to join HOW soon. I hope you’ll take part!
  • Based on your feedback, we will be updating the Love/Avon Army of Women website, to better meet your needs. Also, if you are an Army of Women member, keep a close watch on you email inbox as you will be getting a number of e-blasts over the next few months for some great new studies. It’s especially exciting that many of these studies were designed by researchers who were looking to do a study with the AOW! This means we are truly doing what we set out do: change the face of breast cancer research by expanding the type of studies that researchers do. Kudos to each and every one of the 329,000 Army of Women members who made this possible. Want to be part of this revolutionary effort? It’s open to everyone! Join the Army of Women today!
  • Our staff and office space will be expanding! To keep up with all that we are doing we are hiring more staff members as well as taking over the office space next to ours. I look forward to introducing you to all the wonderful new people who will be working with the Foundation!

To be sure, none of this would be possible without you! Our passion fuels our work, but it is your support that makes it possible. Your donation to the Foundation will help us to continue on our mission to go beyond a cure and end breast cancer in our lifetime.

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3 Responses to Spring Hopes

  1. Liz says:

    This is a beautiful statement about how important it is to say “I Love You” from Walt, 50, a cancer survivor.

  2. kathleen says:

    Hi; I also hope “breast cancer” will not be a word that is common when my 5 year old granddaughter grows up. I have just finished radiation for stage 1 invasive breast cancer. We all need love and support don’t we!

  3. kizi says:

    Hello this is a great article. I’m going to mail this to my pals. I stumbled on this while searching on aol I’ll be sure to come back. thanks for sharing.

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