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Be part of one of our biggest research projects ever!

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What if you could prevent even one family from hearing the words “you have cancer”?

You can fight cancer by enrolling in the American Cancer Society’s new research study, Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). One hundred years ago, the Society began the fight of a lifetime – the fight to end cancer.  CPS-3 will get us closer to finishing the fight.

The ultimate goal of CPS-3 is to enroll men and women from various racial/ethnic backgrounds from across the U.S. to better understand the lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer and will save lives.

If you are between the ages of 30 and 65 years old and have never been diagnosed with cancer, you are eligible to enroll.
If you are interested in enrolling, please follow these simple steps:

· Visit cancer.org/cps3 to find the nearest enrollment site.
·After scheduling your appointment, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions to go online and complete the comprehensive survey which will ask for detailed information on lifestyle, behavioral, and other factors related to health.
· At your appointment, you will be asked to sign an informed consent form, complete a short survey, and provide a waist measure and a small blood sample (similar to a doctor’s visit). The blood sample will be taken by a certified, trained phlebotomist.
· At home, you will be asked to complete mailed surveys every few years over the next 20-30 years to update lifestyle, medical, and behavioral information.

Your appointment should last 20-30 minutes.  Completing the comprehensive survey online prior to your appointment will take approximately 45-60 minutes.

All personal information and any individual results of blood analyses that may be performed will be kept strictly confidential by CPS-3 research staff. There will be no cost to you to participate.

For more information about CPS-3, please visit cancer.org/cps3, email cps3@cancer.org, or call toll-free 1.888.604.5888.

Silence won’t finish the fight – only action will. The Society has an aggressive goal of enrolling 300,000 participants nationwide into the study by the end of 2013. By enrolling in CPS-3, you can help make this cancer’s last century. We appreciate all you do to support the Pan Ohio Bike Event. We hope you will consider taking part in this historic research study and help us reach our recruitment goal of 300,000 participants.

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Penske Truck Rental’s Continued Support of the American Cancer Society

Penske Truck Rental’s Continued Support of the American Cancer Society

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Since its inception in 2007, the Pan Ohio Hope Ride has covered 1,968 miles of concrete and blacktop throughout the state of Ohio.  In the ride’s 6 year existence, no matter the number of riders or the weather they’ve encountered, one thing has remained constant, Penske.

Through a generous donation, Penske Truck Rental has donated dozens of trucks since the Hope Ride commenced.

A Penske moving truck is more than a bike and luggage hauler, it is a symbol of hope and a comforting sign that the finish line has finally arrived after a relentless day of leg cramps, sweat, and hunger!

In 2012, Penske supplied 11 trucks to the American Cancer Society’s Pan Ohio Hope Ride, which transported and secured nearly 500 bicycles over the four day ride, along with luggage as well.  Without this support, the Hope Ride would not be as successful an event that it has been.

“We strive to make our event safe, fun, and meaningful,” said Pan Ohio Hope Ride Founding Co-Chair Kathleen Bond.  “With Penske’s help, we make the entire event logistically possible.”

Due in part to the great success and continued growth of the annual Pan Ohio Hope Ride, Penske will become more involved in 2013 as it will supply similar support to the inaugural PA Hope Ride.  The PA Hope Ride will take place June 29-30.  The Pennsylvania version will travel from the Hershey Hope Lodge to the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge in Philadelphia.

“We are very pleased to serve as the official truck rental provider for the Pan Ohio Hope Ride event,” said Luke DeCesare, Director of Rental for Penske’s North Central region.  “The American Cancer Society does great work in the community, and we are glad to play a small role in their success.”

No matter the state traveled or the Hope lodges involved, the bright yellow Penske moving trucks mean one thing more than any other to the cyclists, completion.

“Those yellow trucks shine like a welcoming beacon at the end of each day’s journey,” said Bond.  “To our riders, they are a symbol of a day’s ride well done.”

Follow the Pan Ohio Hope Ride and Penske Truck Rental:

facebook.com/panohio                              twitter.com/panohiohoperide
facebook.com/pensketruckrental            twitter.com/penskemoving

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Calling all Volunteers!

Calling all Volunteers!

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The 2013 Pan Ohio Hope Ride is looking for an army of volunteers to help out with this year’s event. Did you know, it will take close to 1,500 volunteers to support the ride in 2013? There are many different Volunteer Opportunities including:

  • Water Stops
  • Kick-Off Dinner
  • START LINE
  • FINISH LINE
  • Recognition Dinner
  • Registration
  • Massage Therapy
  • Support & Gear Drivers/HAM Radio Operators*** (SAG Drivers & some HAM Radio Operators will travel with the Pan Ohio Hope Ride for all four days or a portion of the ride. Anyone interested in this volunteer opportunity has a separate registration form on the volunteer page and will be contacted with more details about upcoming trainings and lodging reservations.)

If you or a friend, family member, or co-worker are interested in helping out with the 2013 Pan Ohio Hope Ride please  visit our Volunteer Section on the Pan Ohio Hope Ride Website.

There are also many opportunities for community groups and offices to volunteer their time together as a group. If you know of a volunteer coordinator within your company or an organization that you belong to, please have them sign up or contact us at panohioinfo@cancer.org for more information.

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