The Study is being conducted at the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, in collaboration with City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center.
What is the Health of Women Study?
From the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation website:
"The majority of women who get breast cancer have none of the known clinical risk factors. This means we don’t know what causes breast cancer or how to prevent it.
The HOW Study is a first-of-its-kind international online study for women and men with and without a history of breast cancer. We will collect information about your health, your job, your diet, and your family history, among other topics that can help us get a better understanding of breast cancer and its potential causes.
The HOW Study will track hundreds of thousands of women (and men) over time
to learn what causes breast cancer, and how to prevent it. HOW will also study long-term
breast cancer survivors in order to get a better understanding of how they are beating
the odds. This is the first time a study of this size and magnitude is collecting
data entirely online. We are excited by this approach because it will allow us to
ask every question any of us (including you) ever wanted answered. We believe this
is the first study that will allow the participants to submit questions they want
studied, and we are eager to hear what you want us to do!
Once you sign up to become a member of the HOW Study, you will receive periodic questionnaires that will ask questions about different health and exposure topics. Each new questionnaire will be released in a "Call to Action" email and will address a specific topic, such as reproductive health, cancer history (for those with breast cancer), environmental exposures, and much, much more. Each questionnaire should take about 60-90 minutes to fill out, and you will get a new one every three to four months.
This is a partnership, and we need you for the long haul. The more questionnaires you fill out, the more information we will have that can help us have a better understanding of why women get breast cancer."
Click here to join the HOW Study or find out more.
Last week, Rosemarie (Ro) LeGasse, the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition's dedicated Support Service Fund program assistant, and Ro's uncle, Gene Moreau, had the pleasure of meeting long-term donor Darlene Gleba in Rockland.
Every year since 2011, Darlene and her husband John have been major donors to the Support Service Fund through fundraising at their annual Gleba Open golf tournaments. Click here to read about the 2019 tournament.
All of us at Maine Breast Cancer Coalition are so appreciative of the Gleba's generosity!
Photo: Rosemarie LeGasse (left), Darlene Gleba (right), and Gene Moreau
In recognition of “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” this past October, Hannaford supermarkets throughout Maine made it easy for their customers to help Maine residents with unmet breast cancer or breast health-related needs.
For the sixth consecutive year, during October, Maine Hannaford customers were able to donate $2 or $5 at the register of their local stores, raising $7,478.94 for the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition!
Earlier this year, Hannaford Supermarkets donated $2,500 worth of food cards to
the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition. These are being awarded to qualified Support
Service Fund applicants who need support for living expenses and nutrition while
in breast cancer treatment.
Maine Breast Cancer Coalition is grateful to Hannaford Supermarkets for their support and to all the generous shoppers who made donations. These donations will make a difference in the lives of Maine residents in need.
For more information about the club or to join, visit their Facebook page here.
Photo: front row, third and fourth from left, MBCC representatives Carol Beagan (MBCC treasurer and Support Service Fund Committee member); Ro LeGasse (Support Service Fund program assistant)
Click here to read about the National Breast Cancer Coalition's Artemis Project, which was referenced in Dr. Susan Love's press release.