Faurecia is one of several major Washtenaw County employees partnering with the American Cancer Society in a major study of the deadline disease.
Faurecia, which now operates in the old Ford plant on Michigan Avenue, is joining Washtenaw Community College and the 777 Building in Ann Arbor in an effort to drum up community-wide enrollment in the study, which aims to better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer.
The following locations will serve as enrollment sites, open to the locations’ employees, constituents and to the general public:
- Faurecia Saline (UAW Hall): November 1, 12-6 p.m., 601 Woodland Drive, Saline
- 777 Building: October 30 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and November 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 777 E. Eisenhower, Ann Arbor
- Washtenaw Community College: November 1, 2-8 p.m., 4800 E. Huron River, Ann Arbor
- Making Strides Against Breast Cancer at Washtenaw Community College: October 27, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., 4800 E. Huron River, Ann Arbor
Those interested in enrolling are encouraged to make an appointment as spaces will be limited. Appointments can be made by going to www.cancer.org/annarborcps3 or by calling 1-888-604-5888.
Men and women who are willing to commit to the long-term study must be between the ages of 30 and 65 and never have been diagnosed with cancer (not including basal or squamous cell skin cancer). To enroll in the study, individuals provide a waist measurement, give a small blood sample and complete a short enrollment survey at the enrollment site. A longer, more comprehensive survey will be completed at home. Over the course of the study, participants will be asked to fill out short follow-up surveys every few years. The study will enroll a diverse population of 300,000 people across the United States, with the study having enrolled nearly 140,000 to date.