Army of Women FAQ
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The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and its Army of Women Program thanks the following organizations and bloggers for choosing to become Supporting Partners and Supporting Bloggers by helping us spread the word about the Army of Women.
- Back in the Swing
Back in the Swing is the first and only national nonprofit organization providing grassroots awareness, education and fundraising on behalf of the more than two and a half million breast cancer survivors in the United States to empower them to get back in the swing of life physically, emotionally and spiritually.
BCT.org is a free, nonprofit, clinical trial matching service that can help you quickly and easily find breast cancer trials that might be right for you. BCT.org has easy-to-read trial summaries, and a secure message service for contacting participating research sites. You also can sign up for their trial alert service, which will notify you when newly posted trials match your health history.
- Brides Against Breast Cancer
To ensure that no one has to face cancer alone, Brides Against Breast Cancer contributes to programs for cancer patients, their family members and caregivers. Brides Against Breast Cancer has expanded outreach and education efforts to include the original Nationwide Tour of Gowns sales in over 40 cities annually. Brides Against Breast Cancer provides information, education and outreach to people impacted by cancer nationwide. For more information on their original Nationwide Tour of Gowns sale or how you can help people impacted by cancer, please visit www.bridesabc.org.
- College of Notre Dame of Maryland
College of Notre Dame of Maryland is a Catholic, liberal arts college committed to educating women as leaders. Undergraduate and graduate programs challenge students to strive for intellectual and professional excellence, to build inclusive communities, to engage in service to others, and to promote social responsibility.
EmpowHER is an award-winning health media company for women. The Company's flagship site EmpowHER.com, provides visitors access to one of the largest women's health and wellness content libraries on the web, as well as the largest online community of women discussing their health and wellness issues. EmpowHER promotes a "24 Hour Promise" to its visitors, who can come to the site, ask any health question and receive a response within 24 hours. Health and wellness marketers and agency professionals rely on EmpowHER for reaching the most influential health and wellness buying audience on the Internet—women. Millions of women visit EmpowHER.com every year, making it one of the largest and fastest growing resources dedicated exclusively to women's health and wellness.
- SHARE: Self-help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer
SHARE supports, educates, and empowers people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. SHARE helps people face their feelings and fears, communicate effectively with their doctors, and make informed decisions about their health. All of SHARE's services are free of charge, confidential, and provided by survivors.SHARE's telephone support lines are available toll-free, nationwide, for anyone who wants to talk with a woman living with early stage or metastatic breast or ovarian cancer, in English and in Spanish, to get information, hope, and inspiration. Call 866-891-2392 and talk to someone who has been there.
- Soroptimist International of the Americas
Soroptimist is an international volunteer organization for women. Members work locally and internationally on projects that improve the lives of women and girls through three distinct platforms: economic empowerment, elimination of violence, and gender equality.
spcaLA is dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals. There is no national spca or humane society that provides support, nor does spcaLA receive one penny from the government. Donations fund a variety of programs and services including Cruelty Investigation, the Disaster Animal Response Team, Humane Education and a variety of shelter services.
- Zero Breast Cancer
Zero Breast Cancer is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding the causes of breast cancer through community participation in the research process. Their focus is on identifying environmental factors and the role they play in the development of breast cancer at all stages of life and across generations.
- BIO-Pearls Foundation For Women
The Pearls Foundation for Women's mission is to communicate and educate health prevention through advertising, educating campaigns, informational websites, health screenings, women conferences, and workshops. It also provides training in raising awareness, guiding people or the community with knowledge and skills, as well as create supportive communities to help people make healthy decisions and healthy lifestyles.
- Beyond My Smile
Currently completing her Masters of Health Sciences in Biomedical Sciences, Jhanzelle Francis’s passion for research has inspired her to strive to one day work in breast cancer research. She has seen, first-hand, how devastating cancer can be to family members, and she would like to raise awareness about breast cancer, as well as the many studies being conducted in search for a cure. Jhanzelle blogs about her daily life, and the AOW at Beyond My Smile
- Dancing Soles
What is the unlikely connection between dancing, writing and breast cancer? Donna. The first two were part of her life for as long as she could remember being able to do either. Metastatic breast cancer joined in January 2009, when she learned it survived the first siege against it in 2004, and had set up camp in her bones, concentrating on her spine. Learning the vocabulary of dance and the rules of editing have taught her that stage IV breast cancer also has its own language, and that is her current lesson in life.
- Fit Mommy
Fit Mommy is your online resource for healthy tips and physical fitness advice during pregnancy and beyond. This website is dedicated to giving genuine and up-to-date health and fitness information for women and mommies everywhere. Fit Mommy was started by Rachel Nieman, a liscensed Physical Therapist and Stott Pilates instructor in training. Rachel has a love of health and fitness and hopes to help others by providing free information and advice through her website.
- Just Me and My Frugal Kitchen
In her late 20s, Jacqui has always gone back and forth with her weight and being healthy. The last five years, she has finally been at her happy weight (a little heavier than her thinnest), but is loving it and wants to help others see that it is possible without giving up the things you love!
- Lemon Drop Pie
Ginny Marie is no stranger to the effects of breast cancer—her mom was diagnosed when Ginny was a teenager. Thirteen years later, Ginny herself was diagnosed. She underwent a mastectomy, chemotherapy and took Tamoxifen for five years. After surviving breast cancer, Ginny met her husband, had two normal pregnancies and successfully breastfed both her daughters. She blogs about surviving breast cancer and being a mom at Lemon Drop Pie.
- The Liberation of Persephone
Elizabeth Danu is a mom, teacher, Certified Massage Therapist and Inflammatory Breast Cancer survivor who is alive because of research and aggressive treatments, which she complemented with every therapy she could think of. She was diagnosed in February of 2007, and is currently NED. Her blog, The Liberation of Persephone, was created to offer support, hope and resources for people who are facing a scary diagnosis. She enthusiastically supports Army of Women because she is envisioning a world where her daughter can grow into a woman without the fear of breast cancer.
Kathryn E. Livingston has been writing about motherhood and family issues in books, magazines and newspapers for more than 25 years. Following a diagnosis of breast cancer five years ago, she began a daily yoga practice. Livwrite! focuses on yoga, motherhood, and living life with gratitude and grace.
- Michigoose’s Gander at Quilts & Life
With no family history of breast cancer, Lisa Quintana was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994 at age 34 when her daughter was 15 months old. Lisa had a Stage IV recurrence in 1997 and is currently fighting a second round of bone metastases which was diagnosed in the spring of 2010. Bald is getting scarily common.
Formerly a museum curator, she holds a MA in Colonial American History from The College of William and Mary in Virginia. Originally from Michigan, she now lives with her family in Troy, Ohio. She is an avid gardener and art quilter. Lisa has two blogs, one a general blog http://michigoose-life-quilts.blogspot.com
The other blog was started for people who were diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer as she didn't know anyone who had lived as long as she had after a Stage IV diagnosis. It also has general breast cancer information. She started the breast cancer blog in 2009 long before she found that she was actively fighting breast cancer once again.
MomsGetReal™ is a premier parenting community owned by Shadra Bruce and operated by a team of socially savvy, dedicated mom bloggers known as the Mama Posse. Their extended reach, powerful credibility, and a growing fan base is an exciting thing to be a part of. MomsGetReal™ has grown into a phenomenal community of Moms dedicated to helping other moms know that when life with kids skids out of control and gets a little bit crazy, we’re here to help with stories, advice, giveaways, and recommendations that make it all a little easier. All of the Momspirations who write for MomsGetReal are dedicated to stripping away the pretense and getting real about Motherhood in the 21st Century.
- One Step at a Time
Amanda was devastated at the loss of her mom to breast cancer in 2009. She started her blog, One Step at a Time, to heal, share her story, and increase awareness of the need to push the scientific limits of breast cancer research. Her mom may have lost her battle but Amanda is determined to fight this war—and win!
- The Silver Pen
Hollye Jacobs is a wife and mother who has been on both sides of the hospital bed as a nurse and a patient. On her blog, The Silver Pen she is the girlfriend who tells you what to expect, holds your hand and helps you find the silver linings of the breast cancer experience. To read more about Hollye's holistic journey over, around, above and below breast cancer, please visit her blog or email her at hollye@TheSilverPen.com or follower her on twitter @hollyejacobs.
- Uneasy Pink
Katie Ford Hall received a life changing breast cancer diagnosis in 2008 at age 41. When she finished treatment in 2009, she began researching the breast cancer industry and decided to add her voice to the growing number of people calling for change. She believes the conversation needs renewal; that we need to move beyond the ubiquitous feel-good messages too often associated with breast cancer. Since awareness campaigns have failed to cure or eradicate breast cancer, she believes that real progress requires bold and innovative thinking. Katie blogs about breast cancer at www.uneasypink.com.
- Wendy Nielsen: Writing a New Story
Wendy Nielsen is a wife and mom to a curious 5-year-old living in Orange County, CA. At 33 years old - with no family history of the disease - Wendy was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer. She discovered her tumor while breast feeding her then 8-month-old daughter. She's passionate about writing and teaching and uses her blog to not only share her personal experience but to connect with other young breast cancer survivors. In mid 2012, Wendy realized that her life was more than just being a cancer survivor. She is currently writing a new story and isn't allowing her experience with cancer to define her abilities or her future.
- Where We Go Now
Debbie Woodbury entered the diagnostic and treatment phases of breast cancer in 2008. When she completed treatment in 2009, she was left to deal with cancer’s emotional impact. With the support of family, friends and wonderful oncology therapists, she was able to create her Gifts and Losses List and eventually realize that “Survival > Existence.” The Gifts and Losses List became the heart of Where We Go Now, a community of survivors sharing the gifts and losses of lives lived beyond cancer.
- Writing About Life...
Cheryl Therrien has personal experience with breast cancer. It claimed her mother’s life at age 51 and her aunt’s life at age 32. Cheryl was diagnosed at age 32. She is a strong advocate for practicing self breast exams. It was just such an exam that saved her life. Just weeks following a mammogram she found a lump. A biopsy confirmed that it was cancer. Cheryl had a modified radical mastectomy and has been clear now for 20 years. Cheryl uses her blog to write about a variety of subjects, including her enthusiastic support of the Army of Women organization. Please join her on this journey of life at http://mythotbot.blogspot.com Life is precious so let’s take time to celebrate it by sharing our experiences through blogging.