A station wide bone marrow donor registration drive will be held from July 9 to 13. The drive will help determine a possible marrow donor for Gunnery Sgt. Shane Lamont, with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1, who was recently diagnosed with Leukemia. Lamont wants Marines to remember, â€œno one knows your body better than you,â€ he stressed.
â€œIf you feel like something is wrong get it checked,â€ he added. â€œAlso, stay on top of your physical fitness and nutrition. Itâ€™s because Iâ€™m a Marine and I take care of myself that I am doing as well as I am.â€
Representatives from each unit will receive training June 29 and will be available to collect samples within their units July 9 to 12. They will then bring their collected samples and assist with the public drive inside the station main exchange July 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Maximum participation in this drive is encouraged and appreciated. For more information, contact your unit representative or Sandra Rookey, MAWTS-1 Family Readiness Officer at (928) 269-6401.