Cancer and Lawson deemed 'Men of Valor'
N.Y. (June 30, 2017) -- Congratulations
to Albany High School alums and staffers Issac Cancer (’82) and Decky
Lawson (’93) for being named 2017 Men of Valor by the Frank Chapman
Cancer, left, has worked in Albany schools for 20
years, most currently as the senior hall monitor at Albany High. or He
was a radio DJ for a total of 40 years at Siena College WVCR 88.3 and
JAMZ 96.3, retiring in 2014. He also is a 26-year member of the
Metropolitan New Testament Baptist Church and serves as its vice
chairman of the Diaconate Ministry.
Lawson, a teaching assistant at Albany High, is coach of the girls’
varsity basketball team and an active member of Albany’s Arbor Hill and
South End communities. He is commissioner of the Arbor Hill softball
field and founder of the “Decky Lawson Bring ‘Em Out” basketball
tournament. Through softball and basketball, he provides opportunities
for both youth and adults. He runs from coaching both the Junior Falcons
youth team and the Lady Falcons varsity team to his singing gigs. In
between, he prepares the softball field so it is playable every night.
The Frank Chapman Memorial Institute is devoted to
providing Albany residents with life skills, work training and personal
development resources through after-school enrichment, a computer lab,
summer day camp, mentoring, a community garden and a basketball program.