Relay for Life

DEARBORN, Mich. – Dearborn Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr. is encouraging people to participate in a landmark cancer research project that begins with registration at the Relay For Life event in Dearborn on May 2 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.


The American Cancer Society will be enrolling participants for its newest research study, Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).
Once enrolled, participants’ 20-30 year commitment to the study will involve completing a questionnaire approximately every two years.


Individuals between the ages of 30-65, who have never been diagnosed with cancer, and who are willing to make a long-term commitment to the study are eligible to enroll.


Cancer survivors are asked to help spread the word, and encourage family members and friends to enroll.


To learn more about CPS-3 enrollment in Dearborn, visit or contact Debbie Malyn at 313.683.2573 or

Relay For Life is an inspiring overnight event that unites people throughout the Dearborn community in the common goal of eliminating cancer as a major health problem.


Teams camp out and take turns walking around a track. They join area cancer survivors in celebrating their collective victory over cancer during a special Survivors Lap.


The teams also take time to honor and remember cancer survivors and those who lost the battle during the evening Luminaria Ceremony.
The teams also fight back against cancer by pledging to save one life from cancer before next year’s Relay.


The public is invited to attend the 24-hour event, which begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 2 and ends at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 3.
Visit  for our full schedule of events.


For more information about the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Dearborn, contact Anna Agustin at (248) 663-3411 or Visit, call 1-888-604-5888 or e-mail to learn more about Cancer Prevention Study-3 or to find other Michigan enrollment locations.


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MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Laundroche or Randy Coble, at (313) 943-2285
Relay For Life news release, April 15, 2009