The weekend of May 2-3 across the U.S there will be 13 Relays For Life with an extra special component. These relays will offer a chance for people to volunteer to participate in our third cancer prevention study. CPS-3 is looking for 500,000 volunteers between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never had cancer. Here’ s how our Web site describes it:
The purpose of CPS-3 is to better
understand the lifestyle, behavioral, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent
cancer and to ultimately eliminate cancer as a major health problem for this and future
Study participants will be asked to give a blood sample and fill out a questionnaire. You’ll then reserve a questionnaire about once a year asking us to update your lifestyle information.
This weekend CPS-3 enrollment will be at the following Relays:
Long Beach, CA (Cal State U)
San Gorgonio Pass Communities
Bibb (Macon) GA
Henry (McDonough) GA
Curry County, NM
Manati, Puerto Rico
Brazos/College Station, TX
Enrollments are only taken for an hour or more at each relay, so click here to find a list of all Relay events involved in CPS-3 enrollment. The specific times are listed.
In addition to the 13 relays happening this weekend, there are many others still to come. If there’s not one near you this weekend, perhaps there’s one coming to your community soon.
Here’s a 5:13 video containing more information about CPS-3. Watch it, then tell all your friends, neighbors, and family members between the ages of 30 and 65 to come out and sign up. This is another way for them to get involved in finding ways to prevent cancer.
If you have a blog, please consider going to SharingHope.tv and embed the video into a blog post of your own. We’d appreciate you spreading the word.