Letter to the Editor

Cancer research opportunity set

Sunday, April 18, 2010

To the Editor:

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

What if your involvement, and that research, ultimately leads to the elimination of cancer as a major health problem for this and future generations?

What if you could make it so just one family never has to hear the words, "you have cancer?"

Residents of Clay County 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 Relay For Life of Putnam County (April 24, at Blackstock Stadium), from 4-8 p.m. This opportunity will happen at only five Relays in Indiana this year. Putnam County's Relay is the most convenient to Clay County.

Individuals between the ages of 30-65, 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 complete a brief initial questionnaire and provide a waist measurement and a small blood sample. Participants will periodically be sent a follow up questionnaire for the next 20-30 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, or e-mail cps3@cancer.org or call 1-888-604-5888.

Remember, research today for a cancer-free tomorrow.


Becky Phillips,

CPS # chairperson,

American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Putnam County