LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Posted on 31 October 2013 by LeslieM

Join the fight against Cancer

Dear Editor:

What if we could personally participate in research that might help determine factors that cause or prevent cancer?

What if our involvement, and that research, ultimately leads to the elimination of cancer as a major health problem for this and future generations?

Local residents have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in cancer research this year. Enrollment for the American Cancer Society’s third Cancer Prevention Study will be taking place at Palms West Hospital and the Boca Raton Hospital Lynn Cancer Institute.

For specific dates and locations, visit www.cancer.org/ cps3Florida.

Individuals between the ages of 30 and 65, who have never been diagnosed with cancer, are encouraged to sign up. Participants will simply fill out a comprehensive survey packet about health history, provide a small blood sample and a waist measure. They will periodically be sent a followup questionnaire for the next 20 to 30 years.

If you aren’t eligible to participate, you can still make a difference by telling everyone you know about Cancer Prevention Study-3.

For more information, visit www.cancer.org/cps3, email cps3@cancer.org or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888.

Nancy Madsen

American Cancer Society Patient Services Manager

West Palm Beach

RE: Entranceway to BEACH

Dear Editor:

A beach community thrives with green access to the water. Our beach infrastructure is mediocre, A1A is a mess near the pier and cars rule due to meters at the beach. It’s unsafe to bike, jog or walk, let alone skateboard anywhere.

Mayor, please consider reducing traffic along the oceanfront and become more people-friendly.

The unique location here should allow safe waterfront activities for all ages without the constant threat of vehicular traffic.

Our residents yearn to walk, skate, surf, bike, rollerblade or dance north and south at the Atlantic Ocean.

Improve the island by eminent domain, also a hot topic [pg 1, Oct. 24 Observer newspaper, “Entranceway to BEACH…”] and preserve more space so we can play at home and become the nautical destination you envision over the next few years.

Brian Prang

Deerfield Beach

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