Meet Mayra. This is her story, in her own words…
“Being a part of the Army of Women with Dr. Love is my fight for my Mom…I will do whatever it takes to end breast cancer.”
She tells us about the moment she knew breast cancer changed her life. And how she is changing breast cancer by participating in innovative research studies - because she knows that “It Takes an Army” to stop breast cancer once and for all.
Share Your Story
Everyone’s story is welcome. Submit your video (or written story) at: http://www.armyofwomen.org/It_Takes_an_Army_Project
Watch the “It Takes an Army Video” Collection
The full collection of videos will be at:http://www.armyofwomen.org/It_Takes_an_Army_Videos -
Embed code is available on our YouTube Channel at:http://www.youtube.com/loveavonarmyofwomen
Additional videos will be added throughout the month of October and beyond.
A program of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, the Army of Women is a unique partnership between researchers at top universities and women who want to help find the cause of breast cancer so we can learn how to prevent it. To date, the Foundation has recruited more than 359,000 women (and some men) into the Army of Women program, with 50,000 of those volunteers engaged in helping 52 breast cancer studies.
After signing up at www.armyofwomen.org, members are then contacted via email blast about new studies seeking volunteers. They can either sign-up for the studies online, or if they do not qualify, they are encouraged to forward the information to a friend or family member. Every woman over 18 is welcome to participate, whether a breast cancer survivor or someone never affected.
There are currently more than 20 breast cancer studies seeking volunteers through the Army of Women. The studies are looking for a variety of women – some seek healthy women who have not had breast cancer; other studies need breastfeeding moms or pregnant women; another study needs women who have the breast cancer gene (BRCA 1 or BRCA 2); a few studies are specifically seeking African American women; while some studies are looking for menopausal and post-menopausal women; and another study is seeking those diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.
The full list of open studies seeking volunteers are listed at:www.armyofwomen.org/current.