Nationwide Cancer Study Enlists Support from Greater Louisville Community

6/25/2012

Media Contact(s):
Stephanie Feger
American Cancer Society
Phone: 502-560-6023

KentuckyOne Health and YMCA of Greater Louisville come
together to support community-wide study enrollment

The American Cancer Society will host a press conference to officially announce a community-wide enrollment for its Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3), which is made possible in partnership with Jewish Cancer Care, part of KentuckyOne Health and the YMCA of Greater Louisville. The press conference will follow a kick-off event rallying local community champions who will assist in spreading the word about the study to their communities.

The American Cancer Society CPS-3 will allow community members the unprecedented opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations. Enrollment will take place in eight locations throughout Greater Louisville during August 7-11, 2012. This is the first enrollment opportunity that has been brought to the Greater Louisville community. Participating host sites and community partners include: Jewish Cancer Care, part of KentuckyOne Health; YMCA of Greater Louisville; Metro United Way; and Mayor’s Health Hometown Movement.

The press conference will address the health, business and community impact of this collective effort.

Date:                     TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
Time:                    9:00 a.m.
Location:             Metro United Way, Community Meeting Room 
                              334 E. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40204

Background:
• To better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer, the American Cancer Society’s Department of Epidemiology & Surveillance Research is recruiting 300,000 adults across the U.S. and Puerto Rico for a new research study, the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).
• For more information on CPS-3 and to register for the study, visit cps3kentucky.org.

Speakers in order include:
Ayron Corbitt, Kentucky State Vice President, American Cancer Society
Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, Director, Louisville Metro Department for Public Health and Wellness
Mark Milburn, Vice President, Jewish Cancer Care
Steve Tarver, Chief Executive Officer, YMCA of Greater Louisville

Individual interviews with speakers available following press conference.

 

 

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