Guess who is the newest member of the Love/Avon Army of Women?
Let me tell you how it happened: Yesterday, I was in San Francisco to help the Avon Foundation for Women, our partner in the Love/Avon Army of Women, celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Avon Comprehensive Breast Center at San Francisco General Hospital.
Reese Witherspoon is the Honorary Chairman of the Avon Foundation for Women, and she was one of the hundreds of people there celebrating Avonâ€™s commitment to ending breast cancer and the amazing work that San Francisco General Hospital has done to bring breast health services to underserved populations.
I was one of the eventâ€™s speakers. Joining me were Dr. Judy Luce, the director of the Avon SFGH Breast Cancer Center of Excellence, Dr. Thea Tlsty, the director of the Center for Translational Research for Molecular Genetics of Cancer at the University of California, San Francisco, and Carol Kurzig, the President of the Avon Foundation for Women. (Talk about a great team!) I spoke about the Army of Women, and the enthusiasm for our work was palpable!
Reese spoke last. She talked about the great work Avon has done, and how excited she was to celebrate the fifth birthday of the Avon SFGH Breast Center! Then much to my astonishment, she said,Â â€œI was so impressed by Dr. Love and her Army of Women that I have decided to sign up myself!â€ I jumped up and gave her an Army of Women t-shirt and pendant. An hour later she made good on her promise, joining at a computer and becoming AOW member number 278,027!
If you have not yet signed up for the Love/Avon Army of Women, I hope you will join me and Reese and all the other incredible women who are part of our amazing million-women movement to end breast cancer! Sign up TODAY!