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Published on April 12, 2010

American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Oceanside

Tri-City Medical Center to Participate

April 17-18, 2010

10:00 am Saturday - 10:00 am Sunday

Miracosta College, Oceanside  Google Map Link

One day. One night. One community. One Fight. Relay For Life is a life-changing event that brings together more than 3.5 million people:

  • To celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer
  • To remember loved ones lost to the disease
  • To fight back against a disease that takes too much

About Relay For Life
Teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relays are 24 hours in length; representing the reality that cancer never sleeps. By participating, you honor cancer survivors, pay tribute to the lives we've lost to the disease, and raise money to help fight cancer in your community.

Relay began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington, ran and walked around a track for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Since then, Relay has grown from a single man's passion to fight cancer into the world's largest movement to end the disease.

Cancer Study Looking for Participants

An exciting and rare opportunity to be part of a new research study will be available at the Oceanside Relay for Life.  The American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) is looking for 500,000 volunteers to participate in this landmark research project.

CPS-3 will study how lifestyle and genetics cause and prevent cancer. Those between 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are encouraged to come by the special tent at the Relay and sign up.

  • Saturday, April 17  11:00 am - 3:00 pm

TCMC Oncology staff will be on site to explain the study and assist in enrolling. Participants must agree to a long-term commitment of completing questionnaires every two years.  Data will be used for research purposes only. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to help fight cancer today and for those not yet born.

Media Contacts

  David Bennett

  Sr. VP - CMO

  760-940-7365 office

  BennettDM@tcmc.com

   
  

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