Consider Joining the Army of Women and Participating in the “Commit to Love” Campaign

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  • October 26, 2017

We are excited to share our “Commit to Love” campaign with you – a push to increase enrollment in the Army of Women®, a volunteer recruitment program used by breast cancer researchers throughout the country. By joining (it’s free and online), you will be connected to opportunities to contribute to research. Women who have or have not been diagnosed with cancer are both needed. These research opportunities can sometimes be as simple as completing a survey online at home!

Our Commit to Love videos capture powerful testimonials from an African-American, a Latina, and an Asian woman, all personally affected by breast cancer. The campaign aims to raise awareness about the lack of diversity in breast cancer research and encourages and empowers women of all ethnicities and ages, regardless of whether they have been diagnosed with breast cancer, to join the Foundation’s groundbreaking Army of Women.

Less than two percent of the 10,000 National Cancer Institute funded clinical trials included a sufficient number of racial or ethnic minorities. We need to increase the number of women of color who take part in breast cancer research. And not just women of color – participants that are young (under 40), LGBTQ, and male are also underrepresented. If we want to see better outcomes, we must stand up and make our voices heard.

You can help support this important initiative by:

  1. Amplifying our message by sharing our videos.
  2. Engage in the conversation by commenting and reacting on the Foundation’s videos on YouTube and Facebook.
  3. Join the Army of Women
  4. Encourage your audience/patients to join the Army of Women.

We are excited to work with you to close the diversity gap within breast cancer research and appreciate your support! We have also provided some specific posts/content below, as well as attached some collateral. Let us know if there is anything else we can provide!

  • Ignoring the racial and ethnic diversity of the U.S. population in clinical research is a missed scientific opportunity to fully understand the factors that lead to breast cancer, which is why we are committed to recruiting more women of color to breast cancer research studies.
  • Earlier this month, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation launched their Commit to Love campaign. Get involved and Commit to Love today!
  • Join the Army of Women®, already 381,000+ strong, and help scientists recruit volunteers for their studies.
  • Share this post with friends and family. By reaching out to your own network, you can help us make an even bigger impact and reach more women!
  • Join Sheila, Patricia, Reyna, and 380,000+ women and men who have already enrolled in the Army of Women®. We need volunteers of all ethnicities and ages, with and without breast cancer, to join us and be willing to participate in breast cancer research. Research opportunities can be as simple as completing an online survey!
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