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Mission of the Last Call Foundation

To provide funding, education and research to advance the safety needs of the firefighting community.  We are committed to enhancing the ability of our dedicated firefighting professionals to effectively and safely fight fires and protect the public.

Last Call Foundation

INITIATIVE

I’m pleased to announce that Team LCF 2021 will be donating 25% of this years’ fundraising up to $41,000, to a local newly established charitable 501c3 foundation for firefighters diagnosed with cancer:  The Boston Local 718 Firefighter and Family Cancer Foundation founded by Dan Ranahan, a Boston Firefighter diagnosed with cancer.

Dan, an eight-year member of the BFD was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when a tumor the size of a coconut was found in his chest, just a few weeks after his wife Jessica gave birth to their first child. Coming from a long line of firefighters, the support from Dan’s peers, family and community was outstanding. Throughout his treatment it was uplifting and touching.

About a month after his diagnosis Dan was told about, Keith a young relatively new member of the BFD who had just been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Dan reached out to Keith and began a phone friendship supporting Keith as best he could through the process. It quickly became clear to Dan that Keith did not have the benefit of supporters that Dan had. Left on his own, Keith was struggling.
 

Dan and his wife Jessica felt the need to capture the love and support they received and carry it forward to all BFD members as they struggle through a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
 

Last Call Foundation was established in memory of fallen firefighter Michael Kennedy. It is fitting that the only marathon that will ever be run on Michael’s birthday support his fellow Boston firefighters. Michael should have turned 41 on Marathon Monday October 11, 2021.

What's New With LCF?

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LCF & DetecTogether Have Partnered

This new partnership is geared toward educating first responders and helping reduce cancer mortality in the fire service.

PFAS Research Led by Dr. Peaslee of N.D

Firefighters face occupational hazards on a daily basis. Now, new research shows they face additional risk just by gearing up.

LCF's Fire Hose Initiative

Last Call Foundation is funding the research to develop a next generation fire attack hose that will reliably extinguish every fire. ​

LCF's Fundraising Goal

Because the 2021 Boston Marathon® falls on what would have been Michael's 41st birthday, board member and Team LCF captain Sarah has pledged to raise $41,000.

 

Donate now and help her reach this meaningful goal. 

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