Amigas.. The American Cancer Society needs our ayuda! My familia has been touched entirely too much by cancer and I want to help others in any way PREVENT this horrible disease in its many forms. We CAN make a difference to reduce cancer for our childrens’ generations. The ACS is recruiting participants for Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3), a long-term study that seeks to better understand the factors (lifestyle, environmental, genetic) that cause or prevent cancer. Past long-term ACS studies have played a major role in cancer prevention and have demonstrated the: 1) link between smoking and lung cancer; 2) significant impact of being overweight or obese on cancer risk; 3) impact of hormones, physical activity, diet on cancer risk; and 4) link between aspirin use and reduced risk of colon cancer.
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Enrollment is happening NOW through the fall. Participants must be between 30-65 years old + no personal history of cancer. Involvement includes going to a recruitment site, reading and signing a consent form, completing a survey, providing some physical measurements, giving a small blood sample, and responding to follow up questionnaires by mail every 2 years following (for at least 20 years). The 20 years may sound daunting, but ultimately, the time commitment for the follow up surveys is very small…usually between 15-45 minutes.
This is a once in a generation opportunity to help change the course of cancer, and doesn’t involve donation! Here is more information regarding the STUDY
and where to sign up by state. Check out a video that explains the study and your involvement further.
Juntas podemos! Together we can make a difference in the lives of our youth.
As a mother of twin tweens in 2011 and an active Girl Scout Troop leader, Cristy realized there was a need to develop bilingual digital content and foster a community facing the challenges of raising kids after first grade. That year she founded and remains co-Publisher of Los Tweens & Teens, to support multicultural parents and mentors with content related to raising Gen Z- tweens & teens ages 7-18. Through the Los Tweens & Teens LIVE events such as Teens & Me – the growing team aims to provide our community with essential resources from chats with therapists to battle anxiety and bullying, to understanding social media and technology.