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College Fights Cancer with Overnight Relay and Cancer Prevention Study

SUNY Rockland Community College Fights Cancer with Overnight Relay and Cancer Prevention Study

 

 

 

Suffern, NY - The track at RCC will turn into a tent city for an overnight relay against cancer on June 7– 8, as the College serves as the site for the Rockland County Relay for Life, a unique American Cancer Society fundraising event. More than 70 teams are expected to participate.

 

The Society will also be signing up volunteers for its historic Cancer Prevention Study-3 at the event on Friday, June 7, from 4:30 to 8:30 pm at the RCC track. The study, which will enroll a diverse population of half a million people across the United States, will help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer, and will further efforts to eliminate cancer as a major health concern for future generations.

 

"Relay for Life reminds us that progress has been made in the fight against cancer and that everyone who participates is making a difference. It is as much an awareness raiser as it is a fundraiser," said Tanya Drake, Professor of Nursing, chair of the CPS-3 enrollment drive for the Rockland Relay.

 

For details about the Relay for Life call the American Cancer Society at (845) 368-1252 or visit www.relayforlife.org. More information about the study is available online at www.cancer.org/cps3, or via email: cps3@cancer.org

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