Our MissionThe International Firefighter Cancer Foundation:
Working to extinguish Firefighter Cancer.
Firefighters dedicate their lives to the service of others. The International Firefighter Cancer Foundation was established to provide international outreach, support, and resource assistance programs for firefighters and family members that are stricken by cancer. The Foundation is creating state of the art programs for cancer education, awareness, and prevention to ensure the quality of life and retirement of fire fighters around the world.Our Goals
The International Firefighter Cancer Foundation will promote knowledge, awareness, and advocacy for the firefighter diagnosed with cancer. The foundation will continue to support active and retired firefighters by promoting occupation specific cancer screening and wellness testing. We are seeking volunteers, medical and fire service advisors, benefactors, and partnership with organizations of similar goals.
We are here to: S.P.E.A.R.
Support – Offer emotional support and social assistance for firefighters and family members battling cancer.
Promote – Encourage health and wellbeing by endorsing annual occupation specific cancer screenings and wellness testing.
Educate – Provide resource information to assist the firefighter diagnosed with cancer to better understand their disease. Partner with other International Cancer Organizations to offer education and awareness programs.
Assist – Establish a national prescription assistance program for firefighters diagnosed with cancer. Provide our members enduring chemotherapy with a home air purification unit to help them remain healthy during treatment. Effect improved communication among retired firefighters.
Research – Identify leaders in medicine and science who can offer treatment options. Educate national and regional elected officials to advance national firefighter cancer studies.
FF Cancer Awareness Ride
San Francisco to Los Angeles
August 10 thru 16 - Approx miles
Sun 10: Sausalito to Half Moon Bay 60 miles
Mon 11: Half Moon Bay to Watsonville 71 miles
Tue 12: Watsonville to Big Sur 88 miles
Wed 13: Big Sur to Morro Bay 90 miles
Thurs14: Morro Bay to Lompoc (lunch in Oceano) 70 miles
Fri 15: Lompoc to Oxnard 90 miles
Sat 16: Oxnard to Santa Monica Pier 50 miles
What's New at Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation
As the Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation enters it's 11th year of service to First Responders and their families, we memorialize the folks we have lost, celebrate with our survivors, and extend great thanks to our friends, supporters, and partners.
We are excited to unveil a new name, IFCF (International Firefighter Cancer Foundation, website (www.ffcancer.org), new Executive Board and staff positions. During the month of June, we will share many changes for the future. If you have not yet become a member, please take a moment to join. Our services are free and membership is confidential. Email communication will be restricted to a scheduled newsletter with "opt out" available.
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