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Landmark Cancer Prevention Study Comes to Harford Country - Nov. 7th - 11th

Help the American Cancer Society create a cancer-world! Enroll in a life saving prevention study.

What if the people who live and work in Bel Air, Havre de Grace and all around Harford County 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 eliminating 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”?

As both a resident of Harford County and the Mission Delivery Director for Maryland of the American Cancer Society, these are some of the many reasons that I have enrolled in Cancer Prevention Study-3 of the American Cancer Society and why I’m encouraging the Harford County community to participate and spread the word as well.  

From November 7 – 11, the American Cancer Society and local host sites in Bel Air, Havre de Grace, Joppa, Edgewood and Jarrettsville are partnering to enroll as many eligible people as possible. 

Harford County has one of the highest incidence rates of cancer and cancer-related deaths in Maryland, so it’s very important for our community to be represented in this study.  This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to participate in lifesaving cancer research.  We need passionate people who are committed to fighting cancer. While the American Cancer Society has been conducting these types of studies for decades, their world-class research department can only study new and emerging cancer risks if members of the community are willing to become involved.

Enrollment takes place in Harford County:

Wednesday, November 7:

Mountain Christian Church, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Department, Nov 7,  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Harford County Health Dept. at Woodbridge Station, 3 - 7 p.m.

Thursday, November 8:

Harford County Health Dept. at Woodbridge Station, 3 - 7 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Church, 3 - 7 p.m.

Friday, November 9:

The John Carroll School, 8 a.m. - 12 noon

Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, 12 noon - 4 p.m.

Sunday, November 11:

Mountain Christian Church, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

To sign up for an enrollment appointment, go to www.CPS3harford.org.   Walk-ins are welcome.

To enroll you must be:
- Between the ages of 30 – 65 and never have been diagnosed with cancer (except for basal or squamous cell skin carcinoma)
- Provide a waist measurement and give a small blood sample
- Complete a comprehensive survey and follow-up surveys every few years. For more information, visit www.cancer.org/cps3 or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888.

Sincerely,

Matthew Alsante, Mission Delivery Director

South Atlantic Division, American Cancer Society, Inc.

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