Welcome to the Code 3 for a Cure website. Yes, we are still seeking corporate sponsorship for 2014. Any company or corporation interested in helping us continue to help firefighters battling cancer can call us at (909) 732-8102 or email us at email@example.com. For more information, you can refer to our "Become a Corporate Hero" Sponsorship Portfolio on our Publications page. We are also seeking sponsorship for our 2014 Mission of Honor and Hope. Our priority is to continue to provide financial assistance to firefighters across the nation who are battling cancer and facing a financial hardship. Read why. This year's Mission, if funding levels allow, will include a fundraising campaign as we travel across America in the Code 3 fire engine. Any fire department interested in hosting the Code 3 team as we share our cancer survivor stories of hope can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can add you to the itinerary.
Our deep gratitude is owed to Alan Petelinsek, Owner of Power Test, Inc., for his incredible support once again this year in becoming a corporate sponsor of Code 3 for a Cure. 2014 marks the THIRD year in a row that Power Test has been such a major supporter of our cause to provide financial help to firefighters who are stricken with cancer. Thank you, Alan Petelinsek and Power Test, for being such staunch supporters of firefighters who are battling cancer.
I would like to express my sincere thanks to all the corporate and individual donors who have generously given to support Code 3, as well as supporters such as the Oldham family, who organized the Mo-Hawk Less Cancer event in September, and STS/Scott's Training Systems and Firefighter July Miller-Lane, who organized the Code 3 Boot Camp in December. It is only through this kind of support that we have been able to continue issuing funds to firefighters battling cancer.
We are proud to say that firefighter athletes from across the country represented Code 3 every weekend during the month of March, thanks to Cielo Acosta, Jake Sinkiewicz, Jeff Carter, and our National Ambassador, Katrina Silvia. We also greatly appreciate the efforts of two Firefighter athletic warriors from Wisconsin, Patrick Hamler and Jeff Patrow, who recently raised over $800 for Code 3 through their outstanding efforts and achievement of the Austin Marathon in Texas. We thank Eau Claire Firefighters Local 487 for their tremendous support as well.
This Saturday, April 5, we will have THREE different athletes representing Code 3 in three different states. While "Code 3 for a Cure/Running for Our Brothers/Sisters" represents at the Cooper River Bridge Run 10k in South Carolina, Firefighter Cielo Acosta (WA) will represent in his second of a "trifecta" (three races, three weekends in a row, in three different towns) as he achieves the Yakima River Canyon Marathon in gear. In addition, my wife and Code 3 Cofounder, Peggy Abundiz, will represent at the "Code 3.1 Fire Run" 5k supporting the Brawley Firefighters in California.
We are continually seeking firefighters and citizens who would like to join our cause. Although we do not provide monetary sponsorship to individual athletes or groups, we do provide them with Code 3 items as they raise funds, and we also promote them on our website and social media pages as well, with their permission. We are deeply grateful for those firefighter and other athletes across the country who have joined our cause, and we are fortunate that many are being added to our roster of Athletic Warriors. Visit our Athletes page to learn how you can fundraise for Code 3. Once you do, you will receive rewards based on the amount of funds you raise. You can also write to us at email@example.com for a free introductory packet. Some firefighter athletes have chosen to compete in their firefighting gear as a visual to call attention to the fact that the protective gear firefighters wear in their firefighting duties isn't always enough to protect them from toxic environments that cause cancer.
Reminder: Any firefighter who has been diagnosed with cancer and is in need of financial assistance can call us at (909) 732-8102 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org for the financial assistance application form, as well as information on the criteria for receiving assistance. Funds are issued based on level of funding available. 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.
In closing, I would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy Easter. Can't wait to open my Easter egg...
3-time Cancer Survivor and
Code 3 for a Cure Foundation