The insight needed for prevention of breast cancer requires more than just funding, it requires individuals that are courageous enough to participate in the research. This is why I’ve decided to join the Avon Army of Women and pledged to blog about my decision today. Like most people I know, I’ve had close friends that have battled breast cancer. Breast cancer affects all women, however, it is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in African American woman. Not only that, African American women tend to be diagnosed at later stages of the disease and are more likely to die from it.
I also know that African Americans generally have a lower participation rate in clinical trials which are essential for both a cure and prevention. I think it is my responsibility to make myself available to help not only myself but future generations of women by participating in clinical trials when they are available. That is why I’ve joined the Army of women, I will be receiving emails containing information about clinical trials and I can make a decision about joining. It is free and currently approximately 330,000 have joined the army. The goal is one million and today I am one of many bloggers that have taken the pledge to blog about breast cancer and hopefully encourage you to join the army and blog about your decision too.