About the Love Research Army

Bringing Together Researchers and People to Advance the Work

The Love Research Army, formerly the Army of Women, is a program of the Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. This groundbreaking initiative connects all people, with or without breast cancer, to researchers committed to solving important breast cancer questions. Our goal is to forge partnerships between our members and the scientific community.

In October 2008, the Dr. Susan Love Foundation partnered with the Avon Foundation for Women to launch the Army of Women. Thanks to the Avon Foundation's generous support over the first five years, this program has developed into a vital resource for breast cancer researchers and has served as a model for fast-tracking breast cancer research for over 11 years now. In 2020, in order to better reflect our longstanding commitment to fostering inclusive research the Army of Women has rebranded itself as Love Research Army. Same mission. Same goals. Different name. Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research is a 501(c)(3) non-profit breast cancer organization dedicated to ending breast cancer by engaging the public and the scientific communities in innovative research. We do this through performing and facilitating innovative and collaborative research, translating science to engage the public as informed partners, and inspiring novel research.

Over and over I've heard scientists lament how difficult it is for them to find the volunteers they need for research studies. I've long believed that helping scientists overcome this obstacle would accelerate our understanding of what causes breast cancer and how to end it. By responding to this need, the Love Research Army will change the face of breast cancer research.

Susan Love, MD, MBA
Chief Visionary Officer, Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research


Our members are what make the Love Research Army great

Members like you signed up to learn about and participate in breast cancer research studies around the country.

383,000+ Members

Have joined and are learning about breast cancer research around the country.

135+ Studies Launched

These studies work with our members to accelerate breast cancer research.

300+ Researchers

Connected with the Love Research Army program over the last 10 years.



Army Member Spotlight:

Lori Godfrey

"After a serious breast cancer diagnosis, I recognize that my life was literally saved by the experiences of those that have gone before me. I have a choice to either shut that chapter or help another woman overcome her illness. I choose to be useful and the Love Research Army provides me that opportunity."

Army Researcher Spotlight:

Sophia Smith, PhD, MSW

"Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation has been a wonderful partner and greatly facilitated our recruitment efforts for the Reimagine trial. The staff were extremely responsive to our needs and their registration process is highly efficient. We were able to hit our recruitment goal in a brief six weeks at very little cost with minimal effort."