Greetings! And welcome to the CODE 3 FOR A CURE (C3FAC) website. First, I would like to take this time to send my prayers of healing and strength to all those who are fighting cancer right now.
Our C3FAC National Ambassador, Firefighter Katrina Silvia, will be attending the California FIRE/ EMS/ DISASTER Conference/Expo (CFEDwest). The event will be held at the Palm Springs Convention Center on May 20 through 23. Katrina Silvia will be promoting the C3FAC Foundation and recruiting firefighter athletes to help support the cause of hope and honor. Firefighter Silvia (St. Johns County Fire Rescue, Florida) achieved the Ironman Florida by swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112, and then completed a 26.2 mile marathon with an extra 55 pounds of firefighter gear including air tank (SCBA) and helmet. I would like to invite everyone to come down and meet this most exceptional triathlete FF Katrina Silvia at our C3FAC booth #110. Other members from TEAM FIREFIGHTER will be present as well, to inspire and promote wellness among firefighters and the general public.
During the month of April the C3FAC team members visited various fire departments throughout the states of California, Nevada, and Arizona, to share our purpose and to recruit firefighter athletes to represent our Foundation. Any firefighter athlete interested in raising funds for the cause can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an introductory Code 3 packet.
Congratulations to the Brawley Firefighters Association(California) for their first CODE 3.1 FIRE RUN (5K). C3FAC attended this great event and made some wonderful friends there.
The C3FAC Foundation recently received a generous contribution from The National Fire Velo Cycling Club. The contribution is being used to continue financial assistance to firefighters who are battling cancer and facing a financial hardship. Also, part of the donated funds were used to purchase a display booth. We thank President Jim Berklite and the Board of Directors of Fire Velo for helping us continue on the C3FAC mission of hope and honor. We appreciate all our sponsors, including eDispatches, whom we are proud to announce recently climbed on board to support our Foundation and cause.
Any firefighter who is battling cancer and facing a financial hardship can email us at email@example.com for the financial assistance application form, as well as information on the criteria for receiving assistance. Funds are issued based on level of funding at the time of the request. While we are only giving assistance in modest amounts based on the availability of funds, it is our hope that, with the help of athletes, firefighters, locals, corporations, and individual donors, we will be able to assist in greater ways in the future. There is no requirement on the part of recipients to repay the funds issued, and they can reapply six months from the date of issuance.
C3FAC is currently working on several fundraising events on the horizon, including a poker tournament and 5k run. These events are currently in the early planning stages, and we will keep you posted as plans progress. Once again, I ask that you please come out and meet us at the CFEDwest May 20-23 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
From all of us here at Code 3 for a Cure, we wish you good health and peace.
President & Founder
Code 3 for a Cure Foundation