Our view: Sign up by Saturday to cancel out cancerOnly three days remain to sign on and be part of a study with the lofty goal of actually canceling out cancer.
Only three days remain to sign on and be part of a study with the lofty goal of actually canceling out cancer.
Cancer Prevention Study III, or CPS-3, will examine the links between the disease and what’s in the air we breathe and the water we drink. The full expectation of the American Cancer Society is the study will help bring an end to the disease and save lives.
As many as 300,000 Americans are expected to participate, including 500 to 700 from the Twin Ports. Through Saturday, at eight Twin Ports locations, anyone interested who’s 30 to 65 years old and who hasn’t been diagnosed with cancer (not including basal or squamous cell skin cancer) can join. They’ll be asked for a small blood sample and a one-time waist measurement. After that, every two or three years over the next 20 or 30 years, a survey will arrive in the mail to be filled out and returned. Simple as that.
“People can literally help us save lives, giving future generations more time with families and friends, more memories, more celebrations, and more birthdays,” the American Cancer Society’s Marjorie Johnson said in a statement this week.
To schedule an appointment and get involved, go to cps3TwinPorts.org. Appointments will be at US Bank, First Covenant Church, Peace in Christ Lutheran Church, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Asbury United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Church, the Superior Public Library and Mariner Mall.
Who wouldn’t want to be part of ending cancer and saving lives? For more information, go to cancer.org/cps3, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll-free (888) 604-5888.