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What if you could prevent even one family from hearing the words “you have cancer”?

What if you could help save lives from cancer and give people more of their most precious resource: Time? More time with family and friends, to help create a world with more memories, more celebrations and more birthdays.

This year, you can join the movement to help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by enrolling in the American Cancer Society’s research study called Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).

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The Macon County Board of Health welcomed three new board members at its July 23 meeting. Pictures (L-R) are board chair Russell Stevenson; new members, Emily Porter-Bowers, RN, Teresa Murray, and Sheila Price, RN; and Macon County Health Director, Jim Bruckner.

The new board members learned about issues related to drinking water safety, progress begin made toward the health department’s participation in N.C. Tracks Medicaid reimbursement system, and received a briefing about the health department’s current accreditation site visit.

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Gentris Corporation (www.gentris.com).a global leader in pharmacogenomics and biorepository solutions, has announced that Amelia Wall Warner, PharmD has joined the company as its new president. Dr. Warner will oversee the U.S. operations, lead the development of new service offerings, and develop scientific education and training programs for biobanking and pharmacogenomics. As a key member of the management team, she will work with Gentris leaders to set the strategic vision for the company and ensure it continues to be on the cuttingedge of genomic medicine.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join the executive management team of Gentris, a company with profound impact on the understanding of the genetic basis for variation in drug response,” said Amelia Wall Warner, Gentris President.

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Each year Drake Enterprises sponsors a Red Cross Blood Drive. The drive was held on Tuesday, July 9, at PRemiere Marketing, 261 East Palmer Street, Franklin. Drake employees donated 48 units of productive blood.

Pictured (L-R) are Tammy Nelson, Drake Software; Carolyn Deal, American Red Cross Supervisor; and Erica Hall, PRemiere Marketing.

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