CPS-3 Enrollment Update in Mid-South

More than 2,000 Mid-South residents are expected to enroll in CPS-3 this month. Read below for information about upcoming enrollments and how you can help.

The CPS-3 enrollments in the Mid-South continue to be strong with lots of momentum leading into busy enrollments during August and September. With the enrollment period coming into its last quarter, the Mid-South is heavily relied on for helping finish out enrolling 300,000 nationwide by the end of 2013. The overall goal in the Mid-South is 20,437.

In August, there are two enrollments opportunities remaining in McComb, MS and Montgomery, AL. The August enrollments are goaled with 2,000 participants alone. Two enrollments have already taken place for August in Conway, Ark. and Tri-Cities Tenn. and Va. In September, two additional enrollments in Northwest Arkansas and Murray, KY will be available as well. Volunteers are encouraged to participate in a nearby CPS-3 enrollment with an “all hands on deck” approach to helping us successfully surpass our goal.

“I hope everyone will take time to consider the magnitude of what this study will mean to the mission of the American Cancer Society.,” says Pam Dotson, chief operating officer of the American Cancer Society Mid-South Division. “We have the opportunity today to change how cancer impacts our children, our grandchildren and our great grandchildren. Let's finish this fight strong and do whatever it takes to make CPS-3 a huge success!

We strongly encourage all volunteers that work or live near an enrollment site to consider enrolling in the study and reach out to your network of family and friends and ask them to enroll too.”

CPS-3 will help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer. To enroll in the study, individuals will go to a local enrollment location and will be asked to read and sign an informed consent form; complete a brief survey, have their waist circumference measured; and give a small blood sample. The Society will continue to send periodic follow-up surveys to update participant information and annual newsletters with study updates and results. For specific dates, locations and times of these enrollments please see below:

August Enrollments:

McComb, MS: August 20-22 cps3southwestms.org

Montgomery, AL: August 15, 21-23 cps3montgomery.org

September Enrollments:

Murray, KY: September 19-21 cps3murrayhospital.org

Northwest Arkansas: September 17-20 cps3nwark.org.

CPS-3 August Update Mid-South