You Can Change the Future

26 Apr

I am so excited about this!  The American Cancer Society is enrolling participants in a cancer prevention research study, the Cancer Prevention Study – 3 (CPS-3).

This is what the American Cancer Society has to say about the study:

By joining CPS-3, you can help us understand how to prevent cancer, which will save lives and give people more of their most precious resource: time.

The criteria to participate is fairly simple.  Participants must:

  • be between 30 and 65 years old,
  • have no personal history of cancer (this does not include basal or squamous cell skin cancer), and
  • be willing to make a long-term commitment to the study which simply involves completing periodic follow-up questionnaires.

I can’t participate, but maybe you can.

CPS-3 enrollment opportunities will take place at selected venues and events and will take about 30 – 60 minutes. Study participation typically involves:

  • reading and signing an informed consent form
  • completing a survey every few years
  • providing a waist circumference measurement
  • providing a small blood sample (similar to a doctor’s visit)

At home you will receive periodic follow-up surveys, which will ask for information on lifestyle, behaviors, and other factors related to your health. Participants will also receive annual newsletters about ongoing research from Cancer Prevention Studies.

For a list of locations in your state where you can enroll visit the American Cancer Society’s website here.

Their goal is to enroll 300,000 people.  This number is completely reachable – with your participation.  :)  Please share this information with your family and friends.  It is important to spread the word and get as many people to participate as possible.

I’m hoping you will give serious consideration to signing up for the study.  Do it in honor, or memory, of someone you love.  Progress is being made every day in the area of cancer prevention and treatment.  Your participation in this study could help uncover insight that might prevent your children and grandchildren from ever getting cancer.  What a gift you would be giving to them!

  • You can help save more lives from cancer.
  • You can contribute to research whose purpose is to better understand the factors that cause or prevent cancer.
  • You can personally participate in research that ultimately eliminates cancer as a major health problem for this and future generations.

YOU have the power to help prevent cancer!  Will you?

I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;
and because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
– Helen Keller

Have a wonderful day!
♥ Rachel


4 Responses to “You Can Change the Future”

  1. The Savvy Sister April 26, 2012 at 8:12 am #

    Great post to ge the word out!

  2. Tranquil Moments Photography April 26, 2012 at 8:14 am #

    Well that does sound promising Rachel. Don’t think us Canadians are able to participate but hope those who can will. Have a super day.

    • rachturner April 26, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

      That’s too bad that my Canadian friends can’t participate. :( Hope you have had a wonderful day, Daphne!

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