Self-care is important for us and part of self-care is taking care of our breasts. While research has made great strides in mammogram technology and detecting breast cancer, scientists have yet to find a way to predict who may have breast cancer.

But we now have the opportunity to use our VOICE to make a difference. A HUGE difference.

Yes. We have power. As stepmoms. As women. To use our voice to help scientists find ways to predict a woman’s probabilty of developing breast cancer.

I want to make you aware of The Army of Women and encourage you to join. AOW is an organization that is focused on helping YOU.  And helping your daughters, your stepdaughters, your (step)mother, your nieces, your sisters, your cousins, your friends.

One Million Women. One Research Goal. One Revolutionary Opportunity  http://www.armyofwomen.org/

The Love/Avon Army of Women (AOW) is a unique program of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. This program is funded through a grant from the Avon Foundation for Women.  The AOW provides an opportunity for men and women to take part in breast cancer research studies aimed at determining the causes of breast cancer – and how to prevent it.

The AOW is a groundbreaking initiative that connects breast cancer researchers via the internet with women who are willing to participate in a wide variety of research studies.  The goal of the Army of Women is to recruit ONE MILLION MEN AND WOMEN of all ages and ethnicities, including breast cancer survivors and those who have never had breast cancer.

Now your ONE voice can make a WORLD of difference to ALL women.

Please Watch this to see why I joined the Army of Women One Voice

Yes. I joined to honor my mom who is a 15 year breast cancer survivor. And I joined for my  two daughters and  my two stepdaughters so that when they are my age, breast cancer will be something that can be easily predicted and cured.

As a few housekeeping notes, there is absolutely NO COST to join The Army of Women. And they are NOT asking for donations. The AOW is interested in recruiting One Million Women to sign up and agree to hear about studies.  Participation in any of the studies is ALWAYS, COMPLETELY voluntary.

When you join, you will be involved in important research to discover THE CAUSE of breast cancer – how to stop it before it starts.

And as a member of this army, you have the ability to participate only in those projects that interest you.  YOU can opt to decline any study invitation, or accept any invitation of your choosing.

Please join the movement that goes beyond the cure. And don’t just sign up to join the Army of Women but also invite all your family and friends https://www.armyofwomen.org/invitefriend

So who will you invite to join you? Your mother? Your friends? Your sisters? Your adult stepdaughter? Your mother-in-law? And yes, your stepkids’ mom?

What a beautiful way to connect with all those women. And what a wonderful way to work for the future of your stepdaughter by inviting her mother. Two voices. Together. To make a brighter future for the girl you both love. Wow!

As you know, my blog is dedicated to stepmoms. I care about you. All of you. I truly do care and that’s why I’m taking this opportunity to urge you to get involved in the fight against breast cancer.

Will you join me and this wonderful army of women? Will you use your voice to make a difference? Together we can help The Army of Women reach their One Million Goal and get closer to moving beyond the Cure.

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