October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

L-R Organizers Christine Childers, Alma Arthurs, Fort Johnson Hospital Commander Col. Alisa Wilma, Angela DeGray, Kevin Quinn of Byrd Hospital, Ha Tina Allen, Mayor Rick Allen

Leesville Mayor Rick Allen welcomed special visitors to the Leesville City Council meeting Monday, September 25.

The Mayor proclaimed Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October.   Allen welcomed the new commander of Bayne Jones Army Community Hospital, Colonel Alisa Wilma, and a panel of volunteers who have been organizing community events during October.

The Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Run/Walk on Ft. Johnson Tuesday, October 17, at 6:30 a.m. is open to all service members, families and community members.  The starting point will be the 25-Meter Pool parking lot on Alabama Avenue.

Ft. Johnson will hold a Breast Cancer Awareness Month luncheon Wednesday, October 18, at the Warrior Center from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  All survivors are welcome to enjoy lunch and multiple guest speakers.  Contact Ha Tina Allen at hatina.r.allen.civ@health.mil for details on getting survivors to the event.