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March 8, 2013
Charles Hamilton, Funds Administrator Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW

Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW is partnering with the American Cancer Society to help researchers learn how to prevent cancer
We all want to know we have made a difference in the life of another. This year our community has a unique opportunity to make an impact on the lives of many….An opportunity to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Are you willing to join in the fight against cancer for a healthier tomorrow?

The American Cancer Society’s Epidemiology Research program is recruiting men and women across the United States and Puerto Rico for CPS-3… men and women who want to see an end to cancer. By joining CPS-3, you can help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer, which will ultimately save lives. The third Cancer Prevention Study (CPS-3) of the American Cancer Society will be enrolling participants at Local 338 in Mineola on April 11, 2013 from 3:00 – 6:30 pm. As part of enrollment, individuals will simply fill out a comprehensive survey packet about health history, provide a small blood sample (to be collected by trained phlebotomists) and provide a waist measure.

Enrollment will take approximately 20-30 minutes. From that point forward, study participants will be followed over time to update information via periodic, mailed surveys. Your involvement in CPS-3 will help American Cancer Society researchers understand the causes of, and ultimately determine ways to prevent cancer. Can’t make it on April 11th? Don’t worry, there are 17 different enrollment sites in Long Island (www.cps3longisland.org) and even more in New York City (www.cps3nyc.org)!

If you are willing to make a long-term commitment to the study (which involves completing follow-up surveys periodically over the next 20-30 years), are between the ages of 30 and 65 years old and have never been diagnosed with cancer, then you will want to participate in this historic research study that will help us find more answers to cancer. If you don’t meet the eligibility requirements, your significant participation comes from telling everyone you know about the opportunity to help prevent cancer.

Visit www.cps3longisland.org to schedule an appointment to enroll on April 11th or call Lisa Rivera at (516) 294-1338 ext. 225/ lrivera@local338.org or Amanda Cullen at (631) 300-3464/ Amanda.cullen@cancer.org to learn more about the difference you can personally make in the fight against cancer.

March 8, 2013

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