Letter: Participate in research project

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We have all been touched by cancer in one way or another. Imagine participating in research that may help eliminate cancer and save lives. Wouldn't it be worth a bit of your time to spare a family member or friend the pain caused by cancer?

We have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in cancer research this year by enrolling in the American Cancer Society's third Cancer Prevention Study which will be in Vancouver at PeaceHealth and Hewlett-Packard on Aug. 13-16. Locations and enrollment times are available at http://www.cps3vancouver.org.

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 enroll will fill out a comprehensive survey packet about their health history, provide a small blood sample collected by trained phlebotomists and provide a waist measurement.

Participants will periodically be sent a follow-up questionnaire to completed for the next 20 to 30 years. It's that simple.

Please join me in signing up to participate in the study at http://www.cancer.org/cps3, by email at cps3@cancer.org or calling 888-604-5888. If you aren't eligible to participate, make a difference by spreading the word about Cancer Prevention Study-3.

Together, we can make a difference.

Jennifer Kampsula Wong

Vancouver