Sign-up for Cancer Prevention Study at Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA Thursday

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Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA is holding a sign-up event for a Cancer Prevention Study this Thursday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

“What if you could prevent even one family from hearing the words ‘you have cancer’?” reads an announcement. “What if you could help save lives from cancer and give 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, everyone 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. Sign up today at”

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

Here’s more info from the website:

To be eligible to enroll in CPS-3, men and women should:

  • be between 30 and 65 years old
  • have no personal history of cancer (this does not include basal or squamous cell skin cancer)
  • be willing to make a long-term commitment to the study which simply involves completing periodic follow-up questionnaires.

The goal of CPS-3 is to better understand ways to prevent cancer. Once a person has cancer, the body has been affected by the disease, treatment, and/or lifestyle changes as a result of the diagnosis. For this reason, we strongly encourage individuals without a history of cancer to enroll.

Enrollment is free and will take place at various locations throughout Seattle during September, 2012. To schedule your 30-minute enrollment appointment, find and click on the location most convenient for you from the list below. Study participation typically involves:

  • reading and signing an informed consent form
  • completing a survey
  • providing a waist circumference measurement
  • providing a small blood sample (similar to a doctor’s visit)

Upon completion of these steps, we will send periodic follow-up surveys to update your information and annual newsletters with study updates and results.

Matt Griffin YMCA is located at 3595 S. 188th Street in SeaTac; phone: 206.244.5880.

For more information, visit or call 425-322-1115.

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