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APPLAUSE: Citizens come forward for survey

NANAIMO: Area residents help with he B.C. Cancer Agency’s B.C. Generations Project.

To the Editor,

On Aug. 18, the B.C. Cancer Agency’s B.C. Generations Project wound up its Nanaimo assessment centre after an successful recruitment campaign across the mid-Island.

The project is part of a Canada-wide initiative to learn how environment, lifestyle and genes contribute to cancer and other chronic diseases. Nationally, more than 250,000 Canadians have already volunteered to take part in this initiative, providing information that can be used in hundreds of research studies for decades to come.

We’re pleased to announce that 1,060 Nanaimo area residents stepped forward during our four-week run, pushing the total number of study members enrolled in the B.C. Generations Project to more than 25,000.

We extend a heartfelt thank you to all the men and women who enthusiastically donated their time to help build a healthier tomorrow for future generations of British Columbians.

Thanks to the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and the B.C. Cancer Foundation for funding, and our supporters, LifeLabs, Solutions Staffing and Nanaimo North Town Centre, which helped make our community outreach such a success.

We’re also grateful for media coverage throughout the region, which prompted many more participants to contact us.

Even if you missed our assessment centre, it’s not too late to participate.

If you’re between 35 and 69 years old, please visit and click Join Now to find out how to join online.


Marilyn Borugian


B.C. Generations Project