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Lemont Sen. Radogno shows support for Coaches vs. Cancer

Published: Monday, May 6, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT
Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) speaks out in support of the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers program and the Cancer Prevention Study-3 at a May 1 press conference.

LEMONT – Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) joined the American Cancer Society at a May 1 press conference to promote the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers program and to lead the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) enrollment effort.

Legislators and staff took a break from the usual dress code to join NCAA Coaches in promoting participation in the CPS-3 study dedicated to better understanding the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause and prevent cancer.

“Cancer has obviously touched all our lives,” Radogno said. “In less time than it takes for most committee hearings, participants can enroll in the study and help prevent cancer for future generations. It’s exciting to be able to participate in a study like this and take an active role in helping researchers find the causes of cancer.”

Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in CPS-3. The ultimate goal is to enroll at least 300,000 adults from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds across the U.S., including 6500 from Illinois.

To learn more about enrollment, call 888-604-5888 or visit: visit

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