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Cancer Prevention Study 3 kickoff next week at Augusta Health

cp3-logoCancer Prevention Study 3 (CPS3), a national study by the American Cancer Society to better understand the lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer—and so eliminate it as a major health concern—will be hosted locally in September by Augusta Health and the Waynesboro YMCA.

The Kickoff Celebration, to help recruit those interesting in participating in the study and those who would like to recruit friends, family and co-workers as study participants, will be Tuesday, June 25 from 5:30-7:00 pm in the Augusta Community Care Building on the Augusta Health campus.  Speakers will include Delegate Steve Landes, a teen cancer survivor from Waynesboro and staff from Augusta Health, the Waynesboro YMCA and the American Cancer Society.

For more information on the study, please email Dana Breeding at dbreeding@augustahealth.com, and include your name, mailing address, phone number in your message.

Augusta Health is an independent, nonprofit community hospital whose mission is to promote the health and well-being of our community through access to excellent care.  Named one of the 100 Top Hospitals in America by Thomson Reuters in both 2011 and 2012, Augusta Health has also been nationally recognized by HealthGrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for clinical excellence and patient safety.  For more information about Augusta Health, its programs or its services, please contact Public Relations at 540.245.7329 or 540.221.7329, or visit our website, www.augustahealth.com.

The Waynesboro YMCA is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  Located at 648 S. Wayne Avenue in Waynesboro, information about its programs is available at www.waynesboroymca.com or by calling 540.943-9622.

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving living and fighting for every birthday threatened by cancer in every community.  For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

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