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HORSHAM, Pa. (CBS) – Montgomery County residents are invited to enroll in a new cancer prevention study at this weekend’s Relay for Life in Horsham.

There will be a Cancer Prevention Study 3 tent at the Relay for Life event at Hatboro-Horsham High School Friday between 4pm and 8pm. It’s a national study trying to determine a link between cancer and lifestyle factors (learn more here). Participants must be between the ages of thirty and sixty-five and never diagnosed with cancer. After enrollment, participants will receive surveys every few years.

This may seem like a lot but enrollment chair Betsy Williams puts it into perspective, “When you put it in terms of that’s all its going to take is the time it takes you to watch a rerun of a television show every two to three years to possibly help prevent cancer so that your children and your grandchildren don’t have to hear those words ‘you have cancer,’ it was a no-brainer to me.”

Williams says this Relay for Life event has been chosen because of the amount of participation and support from the community. They hope to enroll at least 160 people to contribute to the half-million people the American Cancer Society seeks to enroll nationally.

Reported by Suburban Bureau Chief, Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio 1060

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