"My cancer was a time of change in my life," Wiley said. "I rediscovered my religion and I feel like I was a miracle."
All cancer survivors are invited to join Wiley on the track during the opening ceremony of this year's Relay for Life.
Even though Wiley cannot enroll in the Cancer Prevention Study -- 3 because he has had cancer, he is encouraging all of his family and friends to come to the Oneida Relay and enroll.
The American Cancer Society is using Relay for Life events across the nation to enroll participants in their next round of cancer research. The Oneida event is one of only a few in the state selected to participate this year.
Individuals may choose to participate if they are between the ages of 30 and 65 years old, have never been diagnosed with cancer and are willing to make a long-term commitment to the study, which involves completing a follow-up questionnaire every few years. Enrollment for the CPS-3 will be Saturday June 9 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Oneida High School.
Those interested in forming a team or learning more about the Relay are encouraged to attend the team captain meeting May 7 at 7 p.m. at the Kallet Civic Center on Main Street in Oneida. Teams wishing to turn in money may come at 6:30 p.m. This will be the last day to register teams and ensure that all team members will receive t-shirts.
The Oneida relay begins at 2 p.m. June 9 and ends at 8 a.m. June 10 at the Oneida High School track. For more information, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit cancer.org.