Monday, October 1, 2012


Today is the first day of Pinktober. Rather than rehash my feelings about the pinkification of breast cancer (read my October 1st post from last year here for that), instead let's act with love and make history together by signing up for the HOW (Health of Women) study. 
What is HOW? It's an international online research study that will track thousands of people over time in an effort to determine not only what causes breast cancer, but how to prevent it.
Who is HOW? Dr. Susan Love's Research Foundation is behind this ground-breaking study.
Who is eligible? EVERYONE! It doesn't matter if...
you have had breast cancer or not. Doesn't matter if you're a guy or a girl. Doesn't even matter where you live in this great big world — the study is all done ONLINE! Just be 18 years of age or older. That's all.

To sign up for HOW, click HERE

Speaking of Dr. Susan Love She also heads up the Army of Women, which enables many of us to participate directly in breast cancer research. Listed below are some current Army of Women projects. If you don't quality, maybe you know someone who does, so please pass the info along. It helps us all. Thank you!
  • PROJECT: Breast Cancer Risk in Young Women Study
  • Looking for 5,000 women in the US and Canada who were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer (any stage) when they were 40 years old or younger. Click HERE to see if you qualify.
  • PROJECT: Breast Cancer Microbiota Study
  • Looking for women ages 30 to 80 who have (or have not) been diagnosed with breast cancer (any stage) and are otherwise healthy. Click HERE to see if you qualify. 
  • PROJECT: The Milk Study (epigenetic differences in breast milk)
  • Looking for Asian, Black, Latina or other ethnic minority women who live in the US, are currently breastfeeding, and have had a breast biopsy in the past (or are going to have one to diagnose a lump). Click HERE to see if you qualify.
Did you Act with Love today?


  1. This is a great idea Renn, I am going to sign up:)

  2. Thanks, Launna! Tell your friends too! ;-)

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    1. YAY! Thanks TC! Spread the word. Really, everyone over the age of 18 who has access to the internet should participate!


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