I am extremely excited to announce the formation of a new partnership. Dräger has joined forces with Code 3 for a Cure in our mission to address firefighter cancer. As a global leader in medical and safety technology, Dräger has been a reliable provider for firefighters around the world for more than 100 years. By stepping in to support us in our efforts, Dräger once again demonstrates its ongoing commitment to the safety of firefighters, and we look forward to working closely with the Dräger team in 2015.
Another exciting announcement is the further development of Code 3 for a Cure’s relationship with Phenix Technology, Inc. Phenix is an industry recognized manufacturer of high quality professional fire helmets built to industry standards, and Phenix fire helmets are used by thousands of firefighters in the United States and worldwide. Phenix initially joined our efforts in 2014. This year, Phenix has partnered with Code 3 for a Cure to support the work we do to an even greater extent, including sponsoring our attendance at FDIC in April, and we look forward to another terrific year with Phenix.
Save the date! On Saturday, October 24, 2015, the Hampton Fire Department will conduct its Third Annual Hometown Heroes 5k benefit. Once again this year, it will be a charity fundraiser for C3FAC. Our gratitude is owed to all the members of the Hampton Fire Department for their outstanding support.
I want to salute the efforts of Chief Lorenzo Diaz and all involved in building the first ever Firefighter House for firefighters. Houston’s Old Historical Fire Station 27 will be renovated into apartment units for firefighters and their families during extended cancer treatments in Houston's medical center. All contributions are tax deductible. Anyone interested in donating time, labor, and/or funds to this worthy project can email Chief Diaz. You can read more about the Firefighter House here.
As a matter of information, C3FAC is a centralized, nonprofit 501(c)3 public charity located in California and does not recognize, nor does it endorse, any chapters or affiliates.
For those of you who are interested in becoming involved with helping the C3FAC cause, there are many ways in which you can do so. Additionally, companies and organizations can become a corporate hero for the cause.
On behalf of myself and the C3FAC Board of Directors, we want to thank all of you who share our vision, and have shown your support for C3FAC. Our prayers continue to go out to those suffering with cancer, and to all who have suffered tremendous losses because of it.
3-time Cancer Survivor
Code 3 for a Cure Foundation