Before, Now, and Forever After

Million in the Mirror PSA

The more I think about breast cancer, the more it pisses me off.  It’s so sneaky.  Women live in fear of it everyday.  Family history or not; you never know when and if it might hit.  Seems it’s forever hovering nearby waiting to make its entrance and if that weren’t enough, once it arrives, it’s a bitch to get rid of.  It’s the guest that can’t take a hint.

I hate how it’s been around forever and despite billions of research dollars, we still can’t prevent it.  I hate how it affects families and not just for taking wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters, but that it has no qualms about striking more than once in the same family.  I hate that just when you think you’ve seen the last of breast cancer, it lays in wait, pouncing another day.

I’ve said this in a previous post, but I feel so strongly about ridding the world of this despicable disease that I’ve joined Dr. Susan Love’s Army of Women. I’ve battled to free my body of breast cancer, I’m more than willing to fight to eradicate it from the planet.  The Army of Women is not about a cure.  It’s about stopping breast cancer before it starts.  Dr. Love is hoping to recruit one million women (and men) for various studies around the country in order to discover the cause of breast cancer and from there…prevention.  Think about that for a moment.  Let it sink into your brain and settle in. Sounds really good.  No more breast cancer.  There’s a thought we can all live with.

Registering is quick and easy on the website. No donations of money or time required. You’ll start to receive emails about various research studies being conducted with details describing who’s eligible to participate.  If interested, respond and you’ll receive further information, if you’re not, don’t. It’s that simple, yet so important.  Together the Army of Women can make this happen.  Below is a link to the current studies.  You’re welcome to read about each one without registering, but please know signing up for information does not require you to join a research project.  It’s completely voluntary.

If you’d like to participate in a study and don’t match any of the criteria right now, don’t worry.  More projects are on the way and you can always help by spreading the word to others. To the women in your life that mean so very much.
As for myself, this is my chance to actively take part in finding the cause, and if we’re lucky, prevention.  That’s an opportunity too good to pass up. Breast cancer has taken so much from me, from so many.  I’ve joined to honor the memory of the women I’ve lost before, for those I know battling breast cancer now and to hopefully prevent it from reaching the next generation, and forever after.
For all of us, please check it out. 

3 thoughts on “Before, Now, and Forever After

  1. Stacey, Thanks for this post giving information on the Army of Women. I have not checked it out yet, but I will have to do so soon. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could actually achieve our goal of eradicating breast cancer? Maybe it WILL take an army of women to do just that!


  2. Thanks Nancy. It's so worth looking into. Everyone can help, even those without breast cancer. That's why I'm all for this organization. So many ways to help rid future generations of this nightmare. Let me know if you check it out.


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