YAKIMA, Wash.-- This
week in Yakima you have a chance to be part of the cure.
Cancer Society is in town to collect information that will help advance cancer
research and treatment.
very interesting to kind of follow, and it's a way to help cancer without
giving money and having to work really hard to do it," said Volunteer
Coordinator, Mary Fishback.
study will give scientists and doctors a better understanding of what causes
study has already uncovered some great findings.
first one found the link between smoking and cancer. The second one found the link between obesity and some cancer,"
it is easy to participate. You can either register online, or just walk in.
fill out some information, take a waist measurement and then give out a small
sample of blood that will be part of the cancer research study," Fishback said.
once you are in the research database, you are in for a while.
idea is that these people are going to be followed for 20 years as part of the
research," Fishback told us.
turnout so far is not what volunteers expected, but they said it has been
heartwarming to see people take part.
have had lots of people who had family members who either passed away due to
cancer or are survivors of cancer, and they want to make sure they get the most
study the can and possibly cure cancer in our lifetime," said volunteer,
You still have a chance to be part of the study. On Thursday, volunteers
will be at Shields Bag and Printing on Rock Avenue from 3:00 to 6:30 in the