///El Dorado Group Sponsors Spit for the Cure Recruiting Event
El Dorado Group Sponsors Spit for the Cure Recruiting Event 2017-01-28T09:36:14-05:00

Systems Group and First Financial Bank in El Dorado helped recruit participants for UAMS’ Spit for the Cure research project.

El Dorado Group Sponsors Spit for the Cure Recruiting Event

About 150 women took the opportunity to Spit for the Cure at one of the research program’s largest recruitment events ever Nov. 2, 2012 in El Dorado, Ark. The event was sponsored by the Systems Group and First Financial Bank in El Dorado.

“The enthusiasm of these women is unmatched,” said Tami Ward of the Division of Medical Genetics in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). “They even designed their own T-shirts to hand out to the participants. It was humbling to say the least.”

The Spit for the Cure Breast Cancer Cohort research study is conducted by the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health.

 

Women age 18 and older from throughout Arkansas can participate in the program by contributing a saliva sample (for DNA extraction) and answering a short questionnaire.