Its Cancer Prevention Study 3 is a long-term study, tracking participants over the next 25 to 30 years.
The initial sign-up requires a blood draw and waist measurement. After that, participants just need to answer a questionnaire every couple of years.
Organizers say they’re right on track to meet their goal of 600 participants. They had 250 as of right before the Fourth of July.
“I think this gives people a really down-to-earth way to say, ‘You know, I want to be a part of finding an answer to cancer,’” said Pat Cookson, Community Relationship Manager at the American Cancer Society.
The study is open to anyone between the ages of 30 and 65 years old who has not been diagnosed with cancer.
After participants register, they can go to any of these local enrollment events:
YMCA 2055 Patterson St. Eugene, OR 97405
-Tuesday, August 20 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
-Saturday, August 24 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Echo Hollow Pool 1655 Echo Hollow Rd. Eugene, OR 97402
-Thursday, August 22 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
PeaceHealth RiverBend Annex (cafeteria)123 International Way Springfield, OR 97477
-Wednesday, August 21 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Fit City Wellness Center 1010 Oak St. Eugene, OR 97401
-Thursday, August 22 7 a.m.-11 a.m.
Willamette Valley Cancer Institute 520 Country Club Rd. Eugene, OR 97401
-Friday, August 23 12 p.m.-4 p.m.