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2nd Annual Fired Up for a Cure Family Picnic & Cancer Fundraiser

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Fort Totten Park

Totten Avenue

Queens, NY 11359

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When diagnosed with cancer, the most empowering tool that may be used to fight back and provide a patient with hope is information and support. Cancer was finally recognized as a World Trade Center Condition by NIOSH in Fall 2012. The FDNY cancer program has since tripled its caseload of members with rare and severe cancers. We rely heavily on both internal and external organizations to be able to provide our first responders with the best possible resources.

Fired Up for a Cure is our Cancer Awareness Family Picnic and Fundraiser which allows our FDNY community an opportunity to fight cancer together and help save lives. At our event, we aim to bring our ill members and caregivers together to send the message that they are not alone in their fight. We provide educational materials, food, entertainment and motivational speakers. In addition to raising awareness, we aspire to raise critical funds to the organizations that assist our guys when they need it most.

It takes a village to provide the physical and emotional support to our families& help them heal; and we have every intention to expand our village so that our families are never without their needs. Common features of our event are a welcome ceremony, a survivor lap, a fight back ceremony a group lap and a closing ceremony. Our hope is that the funding we raise will eventually help find a cure. Last year $230k was raised at this event; proceeds were equitably split between the FDNY Foundation (Family Assistance Unit); FDNY Fire Family Transport Foundation & The American Cancer Society Relay for Life ( Manhattan & Hope Lodge).

This year our funds will be split equitably amongst: The Ray Pfeifer Foundation; FDNY Foundation (Family Assistance Unit); FDNY Fire Family Transport Foundation & The American Cancer Society Relay for Life (Hope Lodge).

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