What if we could personally participate in research that might help determine factors that cause or prevent cancer?

Residents of our community have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in cancer research this year. Enrollment for the American Cancer Society's third Cancer Prevention Study will be taking place at the Hanover Relay For Life from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 13, at Southwestern High School, 200 Bowman Road, Hanover.

Individuals between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer and are willing to make a long-term commitment to the study are encouraged to sign up. Those who choose to enroll will simply fill out a comprehensive survey packet about health history, provide a small blood sample (to be collected by trained phlebotomists) and provide a waist measure. Participants will periodically be sent a follow-up questionnaire for the next 20 to 30 years.

If you aren't eligible to participate, you can still make a difference by telling everyone you know about Cancer Prevention Study-3.

For more information, visit www.cancer.org/cps3, email cps3@cancer.org or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888.

Patti Baxter

Volunteer Leadership Council

American Cancer Society



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