Welcome to the official website of the Code 3 for a Cure Foundation. I want to thank all of you who have been sending your positive thoughts and prayers to Code 3 for a Cure, and for those who have said prayers for me as well as others who are fighting cancer. It is that type of positive energy and power of prayer that keeps myself and others going. Thank you.
We had another productive Board meeting on July 18, and we have some exciting events that are in the planning stages, as well as some that are on the horizon. The Mo-Hawk Less Cancer Motorcycle Benefit Ride and Jam will take place once again this year on Saturday, September 6, at Jesse Oaks in Gages Lake, Illinois, in loving memory of Firefighter/Paramedic Kevin Oldham (Waukegan Fire Department). The annual event was initiated by Kevin and his family during his battle with pancreatic cancer (see flier in upper right corner). Proceeds from this event will go to Code 3 for a Cure and pancreatic cancer research. During the event, organized by Kevin's parents, Theresa and Dan Oldham, and family, there will also be a silent auction, live band, and poker run. Auction items will include a roll cart/tool chest valued at $1,800 donated by Snap-On Tools in Gages Lake, IL, and a fire helmet autographed by Howard Stern, as well as many more great items. The C3FAC firefighters will have the Code 3 for a Cure booth set up and will display the memorial fire bell that is carried across America on our Annual Mission of Hope & Honor.
On Wednesday, August 27, the Fallbrook Firefighters Association will host its Annual Charity Golf Tournament at The Golf Club of California at Sycamore Ranch in Fallbrook (CA). Code 3 for a Cure is one of three charities who will benefit from the event. There will be lunch, dinner, a ceremony with prizes, raffle, and auction which will include a fire helmet signed by William Shatner, as well as many other great items. Golfers can register here. Local businesses can get involved as well. Click here for more information. We will have our booth set up and look forward to this great event.
A special salute and thanks to Phenix Fire Helmets for all their support in providing great helmets which serve as very effective fundraising tools for Code 3, as well as for their support in initiating and carrying out the Cold Water Challenge recently for our cause. We thank all of our supporters, including Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus, Fire Velo, and PowerTest. A big thank you to all the athletes across the nation who are putting forth tremendous efforts to raise funds for, and bring attention, to our cause, as well as to all the individual donors who have given so generously.
Once again, I would like to bring to your attention "Katie's Corner." There, you will find valuable monthly articles containing words of wellness from Katie Oldham, creator and writer on Happily Whole (www.livinghappilywhole.com). Thank you, Katie!
I ask that you continue to check this website, including our Updates page, and our official Facebook and Twitter pages, for updates on exciting happenings coming up in the weeks and months ahead. And if you haven't done so, please like our page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. We appreciate your support.
Blessings of good health to all of you,
3-time Cancer Survivor and
Code 3 for a Cure Foundation