Read about my cancer prevention efforts
Friends, family, and supporters,
This year the Dragon Boat Festival is even more personal for me. A portion of the money raised will support our new Center for Cancer Prevention and Wellness. This project has consumed the better part of my past 2 years. I spent the last year and a half studying cancer prevention in preparation for our "Prevent Cancer - Greenville" prevention study, which launched November 7, 2018. As part of my research I attended a 5 week Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (2018) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, Maryland. Course content was 4 weeks of cancer prevention and control, followed by 1 week of molecular prevention.
I am very excited about the cancer prevention study, and the fact we have launched and began enrolling particpants. Our goal is to enroll 720 participants in the first year. Study participantion is free to the particpant and fully philanthropy supported. Participants are seen annually for the risk stratification visit at which time we provide the latest research in cancer prevention and cancer risk reduction. It is a longitudinal study and particpants will be enrolled for many years donating blood and saliva annually to help us figure out molecular changes in body fluids that could indicate early warning signs of cancer.
The Dragon Boat Festival is a fundraiser that provides our department, the Center for Integrative Oncology and Survivorship, with all of the programs we have available for our cancer survivors. Last year the fundraiser helped fund the start up of our Center for Cancer Prevention and Wellness program. This year the donations will continue to fund our "Prevent Cancer - Greenville" program and research study.
Please join me this year as we work towards our team goal of $25,000, as part of the $350,000 multi-team goal.
Making a donation is really easy by just clicking on the link and using a credit card. The donation is tax deductible and every $10.00 matters. If every person I knew donated just $10 dollars I would meet my goal.
Thank you for your support and thank you for helping me make a difference.
LeAnn Perkins, MSN, FNP-BC
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