Trinidad and Tobago: Eastern COPS support cancer survivors, encourage healthier lifestyles
Trinidad and Tobago: Eastern COPS support cancer survivors, encourage healthier lifestyles

Trinidad and Tobago: The twin-island country of Trinidad and Tobago recently celebrated the survival of cancer survivors. The celebrations were hosted by the Eastern Community-Oriented Policing Service (COPS) in collaboration with the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service’s (TTPS) Cancer Patient Support Group.

Several cancer survivors were treated to a day of celebration with tokens, love and support being offered as they continued navigating their lives toward a healthier and more enjoyable status.

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The celebration of life was hosted on October 26 by the Eastern Community-Oriented Policing Section (COPS), whose police officers treated the survivors during its first Cancer Awareness and Survival Celebration Programme at the Sangre Grande Police Youth Club (SGPYC) House, Mc Gilivary Road, Brooklyn Settlement, and Sangre Grande.

It was in partnership with the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service’s (TTPS) Cancer Survivor Patient Support Group, led by Assistant Superintendent of Police Richard Taylor and the Eastern Regional Health Authority.

The survivors were also treated to inspirational musical pieces on pan and saxophone by SGPYC Member Elizabeth Campbell. Meanwhile, Pan American Insurance representatives advised the attendees of the effects of cancer and provided testimonials to inspire the group.

The event was coordinated by WPC Frankia Lezama-Williams, who was supported by Assistant Superintendent Garfield Fitzworme, WPC Criss-Anne Rique and TTPS Health Outreach Coordinator Corporal Anthony James.

The TTPS has continuously worked to raise awareness about cancer. Recently, in the month of October, which is celebrated as the month of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the service was encouraged by wearing pink colour.