Glamour Magazine joined forces with the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation’s Love/Avon Army of Women to host a PSA video contest to help recruit one million women volunteers for breast cancer research.
Film students were asked to create video Public Service Announcements for the “Army of Women” cause. The Army of Women’s goal is to eliminate breast cancer by identifying what causes this disease and stopping it before it starts. This unique initiative teams scientists with women who may be interested in participating in breast cancer research projects– healthy women as well as breast cancer survivors. Since launching last October, more than 305,000 women have signed up, with over 11,000 participating in 14 breast cancer studies. Our goal is to recruit one million volunteers!
We encourage you to vote for your favorite PSA at http://www.glamour.com/health-fitness/blogs/vitamin-g/2009/09/vote-now-and-help-find-a-cure.html. Voting starts today (Friday, September 25) and the winner announced on October 5th. Your vote will help the organization pick the video that will motivate millions of women to take the next step and sign up to join the Army of Women.
Get more information, and take the next step yourself by signing up at armyofwomen.org. And yes, it’s free to join!
“One Million Strong”
Finalists: Brent McHenry & Nick Wenger – University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts
“Walk in the Park”
Finalist: Courtney Thomas – University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts
“Million in the Mirror”
Finalists: Marc Parees & Ryan Silbert – New York University's Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television
Finalist: Felix Thompson – New York University's Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television