Overexposure to ultraviolet rays is linked to skin cancer. But the causes of other cancers are unknown, so the American Cancer Society is conducting the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3); enrollment is coming to UAB this fall. CPS-3 will enable the general public to help scientists understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer. Anyone age 30-65 who never has been diagnosed with cancer (excluding basal cell & squamous cell carcinoma) can join this study. Participation is easy, and enrollment is being facilitated by UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.
To sign up, visit www.cps3birmingham.org; to do more — become a CPS-3 Champion. A champion will spread the word to co-workers, family and friends and encourage 10 people to enroll in the study. To be a champion, email CPS3Champion@uab.edu.
Help spread the warmthUAB Eye Care’s outreach program is collecting donations of new items such as blankets, scarves, hats and gloves to give away during free vision exams in the first week of December.Toys for Tots drive is underwayUAB has launched its 21st annual toy drive benefiting Toys for Tots. Boxes are located in buildings across campus for new, unwrapped toy donations. Toys will be picked up Dec. 5.Last-minute push to finish UAB Habitat House underwayThe house is scheduled to be dedicated Nov. 10, but extra volunteers are needed Oct. 30-31 to finish painting, install shingles, help with landscaping and more.Help Team UAB build a Habitat HouseUSGA leads fundraiser to Pave the Way for new student centerUAB’s student leaders are turning a temporary inconvenience into a long-term opportunity to serve fellow students.Help SHP dodgeball fundraiser be a big hitBe a part of the Habitat House that UAB builtHelp your fellow co-workers and students build a safe, affordable house, made possible by employee contributions to the UAB Benevolent Fund.Take a walk on TuesdaysNo need to walk alone. Join others every Tuesday in August to train for the Blazer Fun Run or just get some social exercise. Meet at 5 p.m. in the West Pavilion Atrium and walk to and from Railroad Park.Be Seen in Green at Aug. 30 home-opener against Troy$15 Fridays put the T in Tickets and T-shirts.