Springfield Office Hosts a Hat Drive for Patients

The cold winter is upon us and no one feels the chilly weather like our local cancer patients.  Some may be losing their hair due to chemotherapy treatments, or on the way to losing their locks.  To keep them healthy and warm this winter, our Springfield office is hosting a hat drive on Monday, December 3 through Friday, December 7.  We are in need of new or gently used hats for women, men and children.

Hats can be dropped off at the Society office from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm during the week.  We’ll even have a warm cup of warm apple cider to thank you for your contribution. Help us keep the hearts and heads of those facing cancer throughout Missouri!  For more information, contact Tracelyn Sutton at 417.447.1489 or Tracelyn.Sutton@cancer.org.



Making Strides of Southwest Missouri- What? Where? When?

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Southwest Missouri is just around the corner! The countdown is on!

What’s the next step? Being prepared of course! In order to make Saturday morning as positive and productive as possible here is your go to list for all things Making Strides!

What? Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k Walk!

  • This walk invites members from the community and surrounding areas for a morning of support and honor for those who have survived breast cancer, those who are currently fighting cancer, and those who lost their battle.
  • Approximately, a 5k walk equals 3.1 miles.
  • We want you to stay hydrated! Two water stops will be provided along the route, as well as, snacks and drinks at the end.

Where? Jordan Valley Park!

  • The walk will take place at Jordan Valley Park. 635 East Trafficway, Springfield, MO 65802
  • Survivors may check in at our Survivor tent for a survivor gift.
  • Those not registered online will need to register at our Registration tent, as well as, those who registered online and need to turn in donations.
  • Those who registered online and do not need to turn in donations may check in at our Information Tent.
  • There will also be other tents including a merchandise and advocacy booth!
  • Restrooms will be available in the Ice Park, at the Creamery, and along the route at the Park Central Branch Library.
  • FREE parking is available in the parking lot across the street from Hammon’s Field and at the Jordan Valley Parking Garage, on the corner of Trafficway and Benton Ave.

WHEN? This Saturday! October 20, 2012!

  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is happening THIS Saturday!
  • Registration opens at 8:00 am.
  • The walk starts at 9:00 am!

Get Social! Don’t forget to tweet us @ACSKCWesternMo using the hashtag #makingstrides, post pictures to our Facebook page, or instagram your Making Strides journey and tag us @ACS_KCWMO with the hashtag #makingstrides ! And don’t forget to download a barcode scanner to your smartphone for a QR code scavenger hunt along the route!

See you there!


Cancer Prevention Study 3 Now Enrolling

Did you know that heavy drinking can lead to pancreatic cancer? Or that having excess weight can also increase cancer risk? For those who may not know, sitting for prolonged periods of time can also put you at a higher risk of cancer.

This information was discovered through previous Cancer Prevention Studies. The purpose of our Cancer Prevention Studies is to discover more about cancer and its causes. Through these studies we are learning about factors, such as, lifestyle, environment, and genetics, in order to eliminate cancer as a major health concern for future generations.

The American Cancer Society is now launching CPS-3 and is inviting men and women between the ages of 30 and 65, who have no personal history of cancer, to join this historic research study. The program requires participants to read and sign a consent form, complete a survey, provide some physical measurements, and give a small blood sample. CPS-3 is a 20 year study that will periodically survey various aspects of participants’ lives in order to understand the differences between people who develop cancer and those who do not.

Enrollment is now taking place at various locations in Missouri. If you would like to be part of this groundbreaking study, visit cancerstudykc.org for locations and available register times. For more information about Cancer Prevention Study 3 and to see if you are eligible, log on to cancer.org/cps3. Be a part of the end of cancer.