Volunteer Today for a Cancer Free Tomorrow

By: American Cancer Society Last Updated: October 1, 2012

ACS-AssistanceWhat if you could prevent even one family from hearing the words “you have cancer”?

Help save lives from cancer by giving people more of their most precious resource: TIME. More time with family and friends, to help create a world with more memories, more celebrations ... and more birthdays.

This year, you can join the movement to help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by enrolling in the American Cancer Society’s research study called Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).

Join the movement for less cancer and more birthdays by volunteering for CPS-3.

 

Who can join the study?

The study is open to anyone in the United States and Puerto Rico who is willing to commit to the study long-term which means completing periodic follow up surveys at home for the next 20-30 years, is between 30 and 65 years old, and has never been diagnosed with cancer (not including basal or squamous cell skin cancer).

ACS-StudyHow can you participate?

The enrollment process involves two steps. The first step takes place at a local enrollment event, where you will be asked to read and sign an informed consent form, complete a brief written survey, provide a waist circumference measurement and a small blood sample (similar to a doctor’s visit - 7 teaspoons total). The blood sample will be taken by a certified, trained phlebotomist.

The next step takes place at home, where you will complete a more detailed survey. This survey will ask information on lifestyle, behavioral, and other factors related to your health.

Periodically, you will receive a survey at home to update that information.

Enrollment will take place at various locations throughout the Northwest Indiana area beginning in mid-October. To learn more or register for an appointment, visit www.cancer.org/nwindianacps3

Fall 2012 Enrollment Sites

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Hidden Lake Park
6335 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410
October 14, 11:00am-2:30pm

Woodland Cancer Care Center-Michigan City
8955 W 400 N
Michigan City, IN 46360
October 16, 10:00am-1:30pm

Franciscan Omni Health & Fitness
221 US Hwy 41, Suite A
Schererville, IN 46375
October 16, 4:00pm-7:30pm

Franciscan Omni Health & Fitness
810 Michael Drive
Chesterton, IN 46304
October 18, 8:00am-11:30am

Southlake YMCA
1450 S. Court Street
Crown Point, IN 46307
October 18, 8:00am-11:30am

Valparaiso Family YMCA
1201 Cumberland Xing
Valparaiso, IN 46383
October 19, 9:00am-12:30pm

What else can you do?

Make sure to bring friends with you. And tell everyone you know about this historic opportunity to save lives and fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in your community.