Raising money for cancer research and celebrating the lives of those who’ve battled cancer might be reason enough.
But the American Cancer Society is trying to give U.P. residents a new reason to attend its Relay For Life event in Ishpeming this weekend.
The group is conducting a large–scale cancer prevention study at Relay For Life called CPS-3.
The current study is open to anyone, not just people taking part in a Relay For Life team this weekend.
The American Cancer Society is hoping to get 200 people to take part in the study at the Al Quaal Recreation Area.
Carl Fulsher of the Northeast Michigan and U.P. Chapter of the American Cancer Society says anyone from the ages of 30 and 64 who hasn’t had cancer before can take part in the study.
Anyone wanting to take part will have to be there from 4 to 8 pm this Saturday, and the study involves blood being drawn.
The 24–hour Relay For Life itself is also moving this year from its traditional Friday–Saturday timetable to Saturday–Sunday so that more people can take part.
Posted by: Mike Hoey