In the course of collecting information and specimens from almost 30,000 British Columbians, we’ve heard many touching stories about the reasons why people are so willing to lend their support to the BC Generations Project. Here’s an email we received recently from a study member who was responding to our request for samples:
“This project is close to my heart and I am quite happy and willing to participate. My father had cancer and passed away from it as did two of my cousins. And then six years ago my 18 year old daughter was diagnosed and treated for malignant melanoma. She is healthy now but my happy ignorance has been broken and so there will probably always remain a small cloud on the horizon as who knows what might show up in the future.
Hopefully my small part will add to the numbers of participants you have and we will learn more and develop more interventions. Thanks for the work you and the committee is doing.”