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RPCV & Family Weekend Camping Event in September, South Jersey

One or more RPCVs in Atlantic & Cape May County area are needed to help to organize an RPCV & family weekend camping event in September (probably Sept 26-28 or possibly Sept 18-20). Frontier Campground is available and RPCVs can make their own reservations (for any of a wide variety of camp site options).
RPCVs could spend their time during the day(s) at the beach or taking part in other area activities. but some coordination is needed to work with RPCV George Reagan, owner of that campground, to arrange for group gatherings on Friday and Saturday nights. 

If you can help with this, please contact Christie Musa asap at H: 908.475.8269 or C: 908.283.9990 oraloha8@embarqmail.com 

Breast Cancer Risk Study for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

The National Peace Corps Association has partnered with researchers at Baylor College of Medicine to determine if there is a link between the risk of cancers, including breast cancer, and medications taken during Peace Corps service. The investigators have developed an online survey for RPCVs to measure health and health-affecting behaviors.

The goal is that EVERY woman who served in the Peace Corps between 1961 and 1990 is represented in this study. 

If you are interested in participating, go to this link to learn more about the study: https://corpschronicles.research.bcm.edu/news/, and you may contact the study organizers at Baylor College of Medecine at corpschronicles@bcm.edu to ask to receive a study invitation.  The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete.

You can also get more information by going to the NPCA website (www.peacecorpsconnect.org)  and search for “breast cancer study”.

Come to Peace Corps Connect in Nashville!

The National Peace Corps Association and the Tennessee Returned Peace Corps Volunteers want to see YOU in Nashville from June 19-21, 2014!

Take part in this exciting event, with thought-provoking sessions, opportunities to network with your fellow RPCVs, and speeches by global leaders such as Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Surin Pitsuwan and Mike Tidwell. Continue reading