Do you wish there was something practical you could do to fight breast cancer? There are lots of folks out there raising funds for the fight. It’s a very important way to help in the search for a cure, but there’s something else you can do to help, and it’s absolutely free.
Those of you who have read my middle grade novel, Isabel and the Miracle Baby, know that Isabel’s mother is a breast cancer survivor. What you may not know is that my own dear mom is also a breast cancer survivor, but mom’s story began after I wrote the book.
Two years ago, Mom found a lump in her breast. I’m so glad and proud that Mom had the courage to get it checked out, even though she’d had many lumps before that turned out to be nothing. This one turned out to be something, and luckily Mom caught it early. She had surgery and radiation and is doing very well. She’s now part of a breast cancer support group (Isabel had one of those, too!) and is trying to help raise awareness.
Breast cancer research has come a long way but still has a long way to go. One obstacle in the way of curing breast cancer is the lack of enough people to participate in studies of the disease.
The Army of Women is an initiative by the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation to connect women with cancer research scientists. The goal is to build an “army” of people to participate in research, whether that be through questionnaires, or providing of samples. All you have to do is register with your email address here. You won’t be pressured to do anything you don’t want—-you’ll just be made aware of what you can do (trust me, I’m a member, so I can speak firsthand). FAQ here.
Any woman can take part, breast cancer survivor or not. We need all kinds! Thanks for your help.