Target: Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Department of Health and Human Services
Goal: Raise nationwide awareness of the American Cancer Society’s long-term research project
The American Cancer Society is currently beginning its third large-scale research project to study the effects of cancer and what can be done to both fight and prevent it. There have been two similar large-scale studies that have taken place throughout the organization’s history. The first one found significant links between smoking and cancer; the second one found significant links between obesity and cancer. It is likely, then, that a similar problem could be discovered this time around, thus increasing the nation’s health and potentially saving millions of lives. Awareness should be raised for this research project, as the organization needs all the participants and potential research subjects it can get.
The study is set to take place over a 20- to-30-year period. It will take place entirely among adults aged 30 to 65 who have no personal history of cancer. The American Cancer Society hopes to enroll 300,000 participants in the study, so as to gain a better perspective of the health conditions and lifestyles that can cause cancer or cancer-related symptoms. All it will cost participants is enrollment and then a check-in on an annual or semi-annual basis.
The cancer prevention effort needs all the help it can get, and this particular campaign can be helped significantly without much effort at all on the part of the participants. Urge Katherine Sebelius to promote awareness of this campaign.
Dear Secretary Sebelius,
The American Cancer Society is currently set to begin a large-scale, long-term cancer study, and needs participants. You need to encourage health organizations around the country to advertise this study in order to give the study the research group it needs to yield maximum results.
The first time such a study occurred, it was discovered that smoking had a strong link to cancer. The second time such a study occurred, it was discovered that obesity had a strong link to cancer. There’s no telling what might be discovered the third time around, but based on recent history, it would appear that something major will be.
Anything that can help the cancer prevention effort is extraordinarily valuable. Therefore, it is necessary to spread the word about this study as much as possible. Do your part for national health and encourage nationwide participation in this study.
[Your Name Here]
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