Searching for a Cure
The American Cancer Society is asking for volunteers in the Yakima Valley to help in cancer research.
The organization is hoping to collect data and blood samples from over 300,000 people in the country, between the ages of 30 and 65 - to help determine the cause, behavior, and possibly find a cure for cancer.
Organizers say they have already collected data from 260,000 people nationwide, and expect to reach 300,000 by the end of the year.
"I think people really want to find a cure to cancer because everyone's been touched by cancer; everyone knows someone or a relative who has battled the disease," said volunteer coordinator Mary Fishback, "It's such a well known disease."
If you'd like to participate in the study, centers will be open at the Roosevelt Elementary School library, (120 n. 16th Ave.), from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. tomorrow, and at the Shields Bag and Printing conference room, (1009 Rock Ave.), From 3 p.m. to 6:30 on Thursday.