Not a day goes by when I don’t see a blog post, an update status, or a tweet that is from someone who HAS, or knows someone who HAS CANCER. It has affected all of us in one way or another.
Many times, people feel hopeless. They ask, “What can I do?”
I’m not asking for money. I’m asking for something more precious: your time.
You CAN make a difference.
The process has begun to find people willing to step forward and be a part of the biggest Cancer Research Project in years. This research will help future generations cope with and perhaps eliminate some cancers.
Without similar studies in the past, we would have never found out the link between smoking and cancer.
I am proud to be a Champion for Howard County Maryland for Cancer Prevention Study-3, or CPS-3. If you live in Howard County and would like more information on how you can be a part of CPS-3, click here, and join me in battling cancer. We are GOING to get 1000 HoCo residents to sign up by June 15th! Be one of them.
If you are a blog reader from another county or region, go here to find the region nearest you, and you, too, can sign up to help. Just scroll down to “Where To Join”, and you’re on your way to helping.
But don’t take my word for it — take it from my friend Mark, a cancer survivor:
It’s far too easy to underestimate the importance of cancer research…until you or a loved one hear the words, “You have cancer.”
Those three words can make all the difference between simply listening to news about cancer breakthroughs and truly appreciating the power of the work that research scientists, like those funded by the American Cancer Society, do each and every day.
Scientists aren’t the only ones who can make a difference in advancing cancer research – our community can, too. From June 9 -15, the Howard County community has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enroll in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3), which seeks to help researchers better understand the factors that cause or prevent cancer.
Men and women ages 30 to 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer can enroll in CPS-3 at Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT), Howard County Wellness Center, Roger Carter Center, St. Agnes Hospital and UnitedHealthcare.
Enrollment is simple. You will fill out a health survey, provide a small blood sample collected by a trained phlebotomist, and get your waist measured. Your long-term commitment involves filling out periodic follow-up surveys sent to your home for the next 20-30 years.
To sign up for an appointment and exact locations, dates and times of enrollment, visit www.CPS3HowardCounty.org
As a cancer survivor, I encourage those eligible to take part in this important study. You’ll be playing a part in creating a cancer-free world for future generations.
I also call on my fellow cancer survivors to spread the news about CPS-3 by asking friends and family to enroll.
Research being done today can help ensure that future generations never have to hear those three dreaded words.