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BOULDER - University of Colorado men's basketball head coach Tad Boyle will join the American Cancer Society and Boulder Community Hospital in a tip-off party Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Foothills Hospital to encourage Boulder County residents to enroll in the Society's Cancer Prevention Study-3.

The program is scheduled at the Foothills Hospital campus - Tebo Family Medical Pavilion located at 4715 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The event is for men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are encouraged to participate in the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).

Enrollment in CPS-3 by eligible members of the community will help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer. Those interested in learning more about CPS-3 or enrolling in the study are encouraged to attend.

There will be a short presentation and comments by representatives from the American Cancer Society and Boulder Community Hospital. Coach Boyle will also be available for individual questions following the presentation.

"Coach Boyle has been active and supportive of our Coaches vs. Cancer program attending events outside of Colorado and supportive with ACS when he was coaching at the University of Northern Colorado," said Karen Hill, Vice President of the Great West Division of the American Cancer Society, Inc.

"Natalie Morrison (national staff lead for Coaches vs. Cancer) and I have had various meetings with Coach Boyle to engage his support of which the Cancer Prevention Study was something he welcomed to serve as a spokesperson. He has expressed a personal interest to get involved and help anyway he can to help make a difference."

Last month, Boyle was invited to Washington, D.C. with advocates from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) along with members of Congress to Capitol Hill. The event  emphasized federal investment in cancer research, prevention and early detection programs vital to helping people prevent and fight the disease. The event took place at the Upper Senate Park on Capitol Hill.

"I don't know of any human being who hasn't be affected by cancer in one way of another, whether it's personally, a family member, friends, or co-workers," Boyle said. "It's such a dreadful disease that when they asked me to become involved, I always jump at the opportunity. Whatever I can do to bring awareness to it, and help in any way I can, that's what I'm here to do."