An Opportunity To Do Something To Eradicate Breast Cancer

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Most, if not all, of us have been touched in some way by Breast Cancer. While many studies have been done to try to determine the cause, these studies generally include women who already have Breast Cancer. Maybe you saw the NBC evening news last night, or the TODAY Show yesterday morning. Dr. Susan Love, in conjunction with Avon, is launching a campaign to recruit women who do not have Breast Cancer or who have been cured of Breast Cancer to help in studies to find out what causes the disease. By the time a woman has Breast Cancer, determining the cause can be a difficult, if not impossible, exercise.


Watch the Today Show announcement:


NBC News with Brian Williams:


If you go to the website and register, you will become part of an email distribution list. Each time a new study is begun an email blast will go out and you will have the opportunity to ‘self-select’ yourself for a study. The example given was, ’women in New York who had their first child before 25.’ You might be asked to come in and give a blood or urine sample if you meet the criteria.


Up until now, all we could do was raise money (which is a VERY, VERY important activity), but now we can actually DO both—raise money and participate in finding a cure.  With three children of my own, I see this as my chance to keep them from suffering through the pain of losing a friend or family member to Breast Cancer—or worse yet, watching one of them suffer through it.


I hope that you will consider signing up for this very worthwhile, and ambitious, Army of Women (


By the way, I also sent this out to every woman in my personal email distribution may copy it and do the same.


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Craig Rutman
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Hey Holly,

I've forwarded this to all the women on my email list and to my mother who is very active in charity fund raisers and event planning for breast cancer research. She's a little woman with a big mouth! (I mean that in a good way...really!) She'll get the word out.

Oct 02, 2008 12:45 AM #1
Holly Weatherwax
Associate Broker, Momentum Realty - Reston, VA
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Craig, Thank you--that is great!  If we all do our part, maybe we can get ahead of this awful disease.

Oct 02, 2008 02:19 AM #2
Shannon Gilmore, CRS
Long and Foster Real Estate - Warrenton, VA
Real Estate Sales Associate with Long and Foster

Hi Holly,

  Thank you so much for sharing this information.  I had caught bits and pieces of the tv info and now have the full story.  I have shared it with all the important women in my life and am registered with the site!!!!   If you are not on Twitter you might want to join and then add a link to this post!!!! ( simple)

Oct 03, 2008 12:58 AM #3
Holly Weatherwax
Associate Broker, Momentum Realty - Reston, VA
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Shannon, I have resisted Twitter, for no other reason except that I feel like I am already a slave to technology.  I think, however, I will take your advice and go from this post to their website. Thanks for the gentle push!

Oct 03, 2008 01:03 AM #4
Holly Weatherwax
Associate Broker, Momentum Realty - Reston, VA
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I received an email today letting me know that, as of October 1, 214,000 women have signed up to participate in this ground-breaking effort. That is amazing, but we still have a lot of work to do!  If you have not signed up, or if you have women in your life that you can encourage to sign up, please DO IT TODAY!


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