Saturday, February 07, 2009

Have you joined the Army?

Each Saturday, Beverly from How Sweet the Sound hosts a day of pinkness, with over 100 participants! For PINK SATURDAY this week I thought I'd tell everyone about a PINK OPPORTUNITY! I was reminded and inspired after reading Beverly's post last week about the indomitable Kay Yow.
Three months ago we were all talking about breast cancer, encouraging each other to get mammograms, discussing family histories, etc. Many of us hosted giveaways, bought items from crafters that were donating to charities, and made donations ourselves. How many of us joined the
Army of Women?
Dr. Susan Love and the Avon Foundation have joined together to recruit an army of volunteers. By signing up for the army, volunteers are only agreeing to receive information about studies into the causes of breast cancer. There may be a study with which someone could help, if they chose to after reading about it. This amazing new initiative began last fall with 50, 000 women participating in the Sister Study, gathering data through questionnaires and small samples of urine, hair, toe nails, blood. Any woman, regardless of age, medical history, or race can participate.
I encourage you to take the time to look at their web site and see if this is something with which you would be comfortable. Pass on the information to friends via email or your blog. I've also made a button that you can use for linking to their site; I don't know why they don't have one of their own, but they are making a widget that will soon be available.
Here's a
link to an interview with Dr. Susan Love on Good Morning America. Unfortunately you have to watch a little advertisement first.

Be sure to visit the PINK SATURDAY participants, listed at How Sweet the Sound, and see what cool things they are sharing.

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19 comments:

Chris said...

Thank you Elizabeth for making me aware of this site. I'm going there right now.

Hugs,
Chris

Lisa Gatz said...

Thanks for the link. It's such a worthy cause!

Smilingsal said...

You are quickly becoming the button making Queen! Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!

Bridget said...

This is fantastic information. I had no idea!
Thanks, Bridget

Bridget said...

This is fantastic information. I had no idea!
Thanks, Bridget

Raggedy Girl said...

Thanks for sharing. I bookmarked this to read after I clean the palace.
from Cinderella... better known as
❤ Roberta Anne

Susan said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Susan

Mimi said...

I agree that it's critical that we encourage breast cancer awareness each and every day. We need to find a cure!

Blicky Kitty said...

Thanks! I hadn't seen this site before!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thanks for the link.. I'm so happy you came for a visit today.. Happy Pink Saturday..hugs ~lynne~

Chatelaine said...

Thanks for the info. I am an active fundraiser for the Susan Komen fund.

Mamaoftwins said...

Thanks for sharing this Elizabeth. My moms a breast cancer survivor!

Im still walking around telling people I know about your post regarding the makeup and the pits. LOL

We're starting a challange on February 9th to see how much money we can save for that week by using what we already have in our pantries, freezer, and fridge. We'll going to see how long we can go without going to the grocery store! Gulp! We would love for you to join us :)

Deanna said...

Elizabeth,
thank you for the information.

Deanna

J and Z said...

thank you so much for this information! i will share it...

happy pink saturday

imjacobsmom said...

Hi Elizabeth! Thanks for the link. I'm off to check it out. Hope you are having a Happy Pink Saturday. Don't forget I'm on my 98th post and Jacob is hard at work creating a part of my give-away! ~ Robyn

Shelia said...

Hi Elizabeth and thank you for sharing this with us today. I scrolled down and saw your artwork over your bed - I love it!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

G. Bloom said...

Great cause! Thanks for the info on Army of women, I will check it out!
Thank you for stopping by!
Gina

KATHERINELLEN said...

Elizabeth,
Had no ideas about this ....Great post...Thank for sharing...Happy Pink...Katherinellen

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

First I've heard of this too. Thansk for including the link in Pink Saturday!