Rob Abrazado (flatvurm) wrote,
Rob Abrazado
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Army of Women

So, my favorite aunt sent me an e-mail that she wanted propagated around, and I figure re-posting it in my blog makes more sense these days than me spamming my address book, so...well, in her own words...
Hi everybody. You know how I hate chain email. But I'm starting one, because I think this is too important not to pass on. They want a million women of all backgrounds to sign up for a breast cancer study. All they ask to register is your name, email, year of birth, ethnicity and zip code. They want healthy women with no history of breast cancer in their family along with those who do have history. They want to figure out breast cancer, and beat it. You'll be contacted if they need more from you.

In one day, since announcing on the Today Show, there's already 69,000 women signed up. Including me.

Guys, I'm sending this to you so you can pass it on to the gals in your address book.

On Wednesday, Dr. Susan Love officially launched the Love/Avon Army of Women, an organization attempting to find a cure for breast cancer through collaboration among leading cancer funding institutions. Rather than using research that focuses on killing cancer cells, this initiative
will encourage research on what causes breast cancer, pairing a goal of 1 million women with scientists to "end breast cancer in our lifetime."

http://www.armyofwomen.org/

(And while you're at it. . . next time you give blood, see if they'll add you to the Bone Marrow Registry!)

So there you go, everybody. Check it out!
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