On behalf of the Board of Directors and members of the Coalición Latinos Unidos de Lake County (CLULC), I would like to welcome and thank you for your interest in our organization. Serving our community since 1994, CLULC is a 501c3 non for profit, non-partisan organization founded by a group of Latino professionals focused on improving the quality of life of the Latino Community in Lake County.
Throughout our history, CLULC has been able to reach and collaborate with a large number of organizations and individuals across the county. We are also proud of the support we have been able to provide Latino students in our community through our Scholarship Fund. The strong connections we have developed and the dedication and support of our members is key in allowing us to strengthen our impact through education, professional networking and accessibility of services.
If you are interested in supporting our mission and joining this unique organization, please complete the membership application found on our Membership page. As a member, you are given information about our monthly meetings, the opportunity to post information on services and events on our website and social networking sites at any time and free of charge. You will also have access to the Latino Coalition’s networking connections and other exclusive benefits. We are committed to sustaining initiatives that benefit our community.
Once again, I thank you for your interest and hope to see you at our next monthly meeting.
This presentation will introduce and explain a cancer prevention study and a volunteer opportunity. What if you could make it so just one family never had to hear the words “you have cancer? What if you could personally participate in research that could help determine factors that cause or prevent cancer? What if your involvement, and that research, ultimately leads to eliminate cancer as a major health problem for this and future generations?
In June, you will have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in research in our community. The American Cancer Society will be enrolling participants for our newest research study, the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). This study will help scientists gain a better understanding of the genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer. It will bring us closer to our goal: to eliminate cancer as a major health concern.
Individuals may choose to participate if they are willing to make a long-term commitment to the study, which involves completing follow-up surveys periodically over the next 20-30 years. They also need to be between 30-65 years old, and have never had cancer.
For more information or to register to participate in the CPS-3 study please click on either of the following links for: information in Spanish or information in English. From the website you will learn about eligibility, read frequently asked questions, view a CPS-3 video and learn how CPS saves lives.
Alisa Witt is the Health Initiative Manager for the Lake County Region of your American Cancer Society. Alisa is a nationally certified Master Health Education Specialist. Alisa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Health with a specialization in Health Promotion. At the Cancer Society, she is responsible locally in Lake County, IL for cancer prevention and early detection education, patient services, local research and political activities in the fight against cancer. Alisa is also a college professor in the Graduate School of Public Health at Benedictine University, teaching future health educators and physicians effective techniques for prevention and assisting others to improve their health.