By Ms. Jenny Stripling (Army Medicine)February 8, 2018
Cancer has likely touched every person's life in some way and the 1st Warrant Officer Company, Class 18-06, along with Lyster Army Health Clinic want to make sure the public is armed with knowledge in the fight against it.
WOC Class 18-06, also known as The Advocates, will host a Cancer Awareness Fair Friday, February 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the 1st Warrant Officer Company outside pavilion area, 5803 Shamrock Street on Fort Rucker.
The event is open to all Soldiers, Families, Civilians and Retirees and will offer interactive information on various forms of cancer as well as preventive measures one can take to tackle the disease.
"There are many types of cancer that have affected both the cadre and the warrant officer candidates. Because of this, our class wanted to do something related to awareness and education," said Chief warrant officer two Shawn Culberson-Grandberry, Training, Advising, and Counseling Officer with the 1st Warrant Officer Career College.
"With this event we hope to honor, encourage, and support those who have been affected and are fighting against any type of cancer," said Culberson-Grandberry. We want to help educate and promote healthy living and unity of effort amongst the surrounding communities for prevention, early intervention, and patient support."
Culberson-Grandberry said they hope attendees walk away informed about signs, symptoms, and treatment information, in addition to equipping them with the tools they need to promote healthy living among Family Members and co-workers.
"We want those affected by cancer to know that they are not alone, and even many Soldiers and Civilians in our unit know personally how difficult it is to have someone you love battling cancer," said Culberson-Grandberry. "To this end, we would like to honor their courage and do whatever we can surround them with a caring, supportive community by promoting cancer awareness."