It’s October 1st and you know what that means. Time to cringe from the onslaught of all things pink, as though pink were some kind of cure. Too many of us to mention have blogged about how tired we are of all this, so I’m not going to revisit that.
Instead, I took a pledge I would blog today about the HOW (Health of Women) study, the first international online breast cancer study and a program of the Dr. Susan Love Breast Cancer Research Foundation. I signed up to be a part of the study and you can too. You don’t have to be a breast cancer survivor to participate. You don’t even have to be female.
The purpose of the study is to find clues researchers may have missed, since the majority of women who get breast cancer have none of the known risk factors. If you participate you will receive questionnaires about your health, diet, family history and other topics that can help them get a better understanding of breast cancer and its potential causes. Survivors get questions geared to having had the disease.
Please share this with everyone you know. We know people want to be helpful because they buy pink things to support the cause and post Facebook items telling people what color their bra is to raise awareness. This is their (and your, and my) chance to actually do something. It’s time.