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C3FAC HAPPENINGS:


MO HAWK LESS CANCER
MOTORCYCLE RIDE & AFTER PARTY
BENEFIT FOR C3FAC
September 12, 2015

Mo Hawk Less Cancer banner


HAMPTON HOMETOWN HEROES
CHARITY 5K RUN/WALK FOR C3FAC
October 24, 2015

Hampton Fire Department photo


LT. JAKE SINKIEWICZ
ACHIEVES UNC WELLNESS
SUPER SPRINT TRIATHLON

Jake Sinkiewicz photo


LT. JAKE SINKIEWICZ
featured in
THE NEWS & OBSERVER

Jake Sinkiewicz and Bryan Pendleton photo
Jake Sinkiewicz with
fellow firefighter Bryan May


EAST ALLEN TOWNSHIP VFD
SHOWS ITS SUPPORT

East Allen Township VFD image


LT. BRENDAN CORCORAN
CONTINUES TO RAISE FUNDS
THRU WORLD RECORD ACHIEVEMENT

Brendan Corcoran photo


C3FAC MAKES NEWS
AT FIRE RESCUE SC

News Coverage video


MISS CALIFORNIA
Expresses Her Support

Natasha Martinez photo and statement


NIOSH Study - Phase II
NIOSH Firefigher Cancer Study Phase II image










FIRST EVER FIREFIGHTER HOUSE:

Hamilton Brown House photo
FIREFIGHTER HOUSE








KEVIN OLDHAM'S ETERNAL MESSAGE




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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
August 2015


Welcome to the official website of the Code 3 for a Cure Foundation (C3FAC). On the horizon, some exciting fundraising events for C3FAC.

Kevin Oldham photoThe Mo Hawk Less Cancer Motorcycle Ride and After Party will be held on September 12 at Jesse Oaks in Gages Lake, Illinois. This event is held each year in loving memory of Firefighter/Paramedic Kevin Oldham. You can read more about Kevin here.

On October 24, the Hampton Fire Department will conduct its Third Annual Hometown Heroes 5k benefit and, for the second consecutive year, it will be a charity fundraiser for C3FAC. The goal is to have 300 individuals participate in firefighter gear. If you're ready to take on this challenge, please visit the event page.

Anyone interested in conducting a fundraising event for C3FAC can visit our "Organize a Fundraising Event" page for guidelines and further information.

Jake Sinkiewicz photoWe continue to be grateful to all those who are dedicating their athletic races to C3FAC. One in particular, Fire Lieutenant Jake Sinkiewicz of North Carolina, will be achieving his first full marathon next April at the Not So Normal Run. Jake's latest race was the UNC Wellness Super Sprint Triathlon in Meadowmont (Chapel Hill), North Carolina on August 2 (see photo left). This was Jake's 19th race for C3FAC. His next one will be the Carrboro 10k on October 3. Citizens are also representing the cause through their races--citizens such as Julie Gennarino from Florida, who will be competing in the Ironman World Championship in Kona in October. My wife, Peggy Abundiz, also runs for the cause, participating in 5k's and 10k's in firefighter gear to represent me, and her story will be told in the September 2015 issue of Runner's World Magazine, in the regularly featured "Go You" section.

If you are an athlete who is interested in extending beyond your own personal goals to make a difference for firefighters across the nation who are battling cancer, I welcome you to consider becoming an Athletic Warrior for C3FAC. Additional information can be found on our Athletes page.

I would like to share with you some of my thoughts based on my own personal experiences in battling three different types of cancer. This should only be taken as my personal thoughts, and not as medical advice. When I was first diagnosed, with a high grade leiomyosarcoma, I decided to become the general in this war, and my body became the battle field. All the doctors, oncologists, radiologists, etc. were my soldiers who provided me with valuable information about the enemy I was fighting. I learned that the more information I had about the enemy, the greater my chances would be of winning the war. I realized that it was up to me to marshall the types of weapons I would need against cancer. I also realized that having a positive attitude, doing all I could to make my body healthy, and surrounding myself with love were critical weapons in the battle. Getting more than one medical opinion was crucial for me.

For the latest happenings, please visit our Updates page, Twitter page, and Facebook page.

Wishing you a wonderful rest of the summer. On behalf of all of us here at C3FAC, I wish you good health and peace.


Lorenzo Abundiz
Firefighter/Engineer (ret.),
3-time Cancer Survivor
President/Founder,
Code 3 for a Cure Foundation





NOTE: C3FAC is a centralized organization located in California and does not recognize, nor does it endorse, any chapters or affiliates.