Today she works at the East Central Division of the American Cancer Society in Bethlehem and is looking for males and females between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer to participate in Cancer Prevention Study-3. She's particularly looking for men.
It couldn't be easier to participate in the program.
Visit http://www.lehighvalleycps3.org or call 1-888-604-5888 and all you need to do is fill out a form, have your waist measured and give blood and you're enrolled. It's not time-consuming at all.
You can enroll at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Wind Gap on Saturday, at Rothrock Motors Sales on May 15 and at the Capital Blue office at the Promenade Shoppes in Center Valley on May 18.
Just about everyone has been affected by cancer, and we've lost more than our share of great people in local sports in recent years, including Patti Heffner.
This historic research study is being done to understand the lifestyle, behavioral, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer.
The goal is to get 300,000 adults from various racial/ethnic backgrounds from across the U.S.
Whitehall High School held a signing ceremony last week in which 13 student-athletes signed commitments to continue their athletic careers at the next level:
Those signing were: basketball players Anthony Bellucci (Penn State-Berks) and Nicole Umbenhauer (DeSales), baseball players Matt Bonshak (Lehigh), Elliot Mortimer (York) and Tyler Sweeney (DeSales); football players Zach Delp (Kutztown) and, John Johnson (East Stroudsburg), volleyball player Nick Kuti (Rutgers-Newark), track and field athlete Michael Leonhardt (Lehigh), soccer player Jacob Pesarcik (Bloomsburg), softball player Braylynn Reimer (DeSales) and golfers Mark Roth (Alderson-Broaduss College) and Jacob Szakal (Wesley).