Friday, April 22, 2011

CPS-3. Sounds fancy but it's simple.

A few reasons as to why I care about cancer:

My grandma died of cancer.  My Nana died of cancer. My Grandpa had cancer.  My only aunt died in July, 2010 of cancer.  My mom is a cancer survivor.

The kids and I are walking in our 5th Relay for Life this year.  I originally set our fundraising goal at $750 but when our generous friends and family put us beyond that I raised our goal to $1,000.  As of right now our fundraising total is at $1,011.  Isn't that crazy?  I'm so grateful to every single person who donated and is showing their support in our efforts.

I was made aware this year of a really important study that the American Cancer Society is conducting called CPS-3.   There is a little video that is a minute and a half long that explains the study at the bottom of this post.  It's awesome because our local RFL is one of the locations at which you can sign up.  I am going to be a part of this study and am so glad that I can contribute more than just time and money.  My information will be compiled with half a million other people's to determine the factors that can help in the research of cancer prevention.  Won't you consider joining, too?

If you are interested in reading about the Cancer Prevention Study 3 you can click here.

If you are looking for a location near you where you can sign up for CPS-3 you can click here.

Our local Relay for Life is next Saturday, the 30th.  If you'd like to join us in walking, let me know! 


  1. Thanks for sharing. I am so surprised this isn't all over the news. I would think there are many, many people who would help. I'm hoping I am elgibile.

  2. I'm searching everywhere to see if I can enroll while pregnant. Like you, every person I've lost has been due to cancer. =(


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