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February 27, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE LETTERS — For Feb. 27

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A big thank you to the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County for donating socks and underwear for clients.

Do something today for which the only return you will get is love. It’s all you need, though there are many who need so much more.

— Robyn Davis Sekula, New Albany

 

Sign up for cancer study

 What if we could personally participate in research that might help determine factors that cause or prevent cancer?

What if our involvement, and that research, ultimately leads to the elimination of cancer as a major health problem for this and future generations? 

What if we could make it so just one family never has to hear the words “you have cancer?” 

Residents of our community have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in cancer research this year. Enrollment for the American Cancer Society’s third Cancer Prevention Study will be taking place in Louisville and Southern Indiana at Baptist Hospital East, Floyd Memorial Hospital and the YMCA of Southern Indiana — Clark County Branch during March 19-20. You can see all the locations and times of enrollment by visiting cps3kyin.org.

Individuals between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer and are willing to make a long-term commitment to the study are encouraged to sign up. Those who choose to enroll 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. Participants will periodically be sent a follow-up questionnaire for the next 20 to 30 years.

If you aren’t eligible to participate, you can still make a difference by telling everyone you know about Cancer Prevention Study-3. 

For more information, visit cancer.org/cps3, email cps3@cancer.org or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888. 

— Mary Kost, New Albany

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