HARRISONBURG, Va. -- The American Cancer Society is looking for people to get involved in a Cancer Prevention Study in the Valley.
To get involved, there is a one time appointment that takes about 20 minutes.
Misty Newman, who works at James Madison University is one of 350 people participating in the study.
They are looking for at least 500 volunteers.
Newman is a community champion too, which means she's working toward recruiting ten other people to get involved.
This study hits home because Newman's mom and her aunt are cancer survivors.
The society did a study that spanned years before and it led to them knowing that smoking leads to cancer.
Newman hopes this study will have a similar impact.
"I would love to know that I was a part of something that leads to a future knowledge like that or would hate to think that I missed out on such a small contribution to a huge impact. So I hope other people get involved while they still have time," said Newman.
Before the appointment, they ask that you fill out a survey online.
The study will last from 20 to 30 years, but the only commitment after the appointment will be filling out a survey every two to three years.
The first enrollment appointments are at the Waynesboro YMCA on September 17th.
Other appointment areas include Rockingham Memorial Hospital on September 20th and Augusta Health on September 19th.
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