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.
Caring Connections staff wrote, “This year we will be gathering together for rejuvenation, relaxation, and connecting with other breast cancer survivors at the YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan on Branch Lake. Our retreat is happening a little early this year, Saturday and Sunday, August 24 & 25, 2019. This 2-day event is free to any woman from the state of Maine who has had a breast cancer diagnosis, and can be at any stage of diagnosis. Participants are welcome to participate in as many or as little of the activities as they would like.”
Click here for more details and registration information.
Check out the online benefit silent auction at Bidding Owl. There are lots of great items up for bid!
The event will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Sunset Ridge Golf Links at 771 Cumberland St, Westbrook, Maine.
See the poster above for signup information and details!
The Brewer Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie and the Brewer Ladies' Auxiliary presented checks totaling $3,169 to the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition Support Service Fund. They also announced that the Support Service Fund will receive an additional donation of $5,240 through the statewide Eagles organization, making a total donation of $8,409! This extraordinarily generous contribution will go a long way in helping Maine residents in need of breast cancer or breast health related assistance.
The Brewer Maine Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie and Ladies Auxiliary, along with
the State Eagles organization, have been a major source of funding for the Maine Breast
Cancer Coalition for many years. We deeply appreciate their hard work in fundraising
throughout the year, and their hospitality on this wonderful evening!
Top photo, left to right:
Larry Dawson, Secretary of the Brewer Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Eagles State organization; Ro LeGasse, MBCC Support Service Fund program assistant
Bottom photo, left to right: Brenda Thurston, past President of the Brewer Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary; Steven Johnson, Vice President of the Brewer Aerie; Christine Haiss, MBCC Board of Directors and Support Service Fund Committee member
In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, beginning in October 2018, Fisher
Engineering made available a special limited-edition pink lift arm kit. This kit was
available for purchase through Fisher snowplow dealer locations. For every kit purchased,
Fisher Engineering made a $50 donation to the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition, totaling
All of us at Maine Breast Cancer Coalition greatly appreciate Douglas Dynamics' ongoing support!