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Truliant Hosts Cancer Prevention Study

Truliant Hosts Cancer Prevention Study

Release date: 12/12/2012

TRULIANT HOSTS CANCER PREVENTION STUDY
FOR THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

Winston-Salem, N.C. (Dec. 13, 2012) – Truliant joined the movement for less cancer and more birthdays by serving as a host site for the American Cancer Society’s third Cancer Prevention Study (CPS-3). This study will provide long term research based out of North Carolina to help determine the underlying cause of cancer.

“Partnering with the American Cancer Society has been an absolute honor,” said Truliant Federal Credit Union’s Vice President Controller, Lori Mowen. “Almost everyone in their life has either been affected by cancer themselves, or faced it with a loved one. We want to do what we can to stop this terrible disease dead in its tracks!”

Truliant hosted the CPS-3 breakfast and information session in the Fred J. Sarda Pavilion in Winston-Salem on Friday, Dec. 7 for any individuals, community representatives, survivors and caregivers that were interested in leading as a community “champion” for this life-changing event. The previous two studies outlined the link between smoking and secondhand smoke to lung cancer while the CPS-3 study focused on the environmental and lifestyle dynamics to decipher if there are any links. The initiative enrolled participants at various locations to join the study set for February 2013.

The study involves less than 30 minutes of time scheduled on one set day along with periodic mail-in surveys to follow up on each participant’s health and wellness over time.

In addition to hosting the CPS-3 study, Truliant Federal Credit Union has been a proud sponsor of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event in Winston-Salem for the past 18 years. Truliant exceeded its 2012 Relay for Life goal by raising more than $27,000 and donating more than 500 volunteer hours throughout the year. Relay for Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs of the American Cancer Society. During the event, teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds, or parks and take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times.

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. For more information, please visit www.cancer.org.