On Monday, I attended the 5th anniversary of the Avon Comprehensive Breast Center at San Francisco General Hospital. Since opening their doors five years ago, the center has performed more than 34,000 mammograms, exams that have dramatically affected the survival rate of these women.
The event hosted many notable speakers, such as Reese Witherspoon, honorary chairman of the Avon Foundation for Women; Dr. Susan Love
Dr. Susan Love; Dr. Judy Luce, the director of the Avon SFGH Breast Cancer Center of Excellence; Dr. Thea Tlsty, the director of the Center for Translational Research for Molecular Genetics of Cancer at UCSF; and Carol Kurzig, the President of the Avon Foundation for Women.
In addition to being a do-gooder, Dr. Susan Love is an incredible and inspiring public speaker. She spoke about her pet project Army of Women
, an e-harmony for breast cancer researchers to efficiently find subjects.
All women-- including breast cancer survivors and those who have never had the disease-- can sign up
to join the Army of Women and get notifications about studies. It's easy, it's free, and it can help eradicate breast cancer for future generations.