Join FCSN for gala fundraiser to help firefighters with cancer
Firefighter cancer nonprofit’s ‘Leading the Way’ gala marks 12th anniversary of service and support for firefighters and their families
Since 2005, FCSN has helped thousands of firefighters and their families cope with cancer. During the Gala we’ll be joined by survivors we’ve helped along the way, including many who are now helping other firefighters through their cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery phases. We’re also welcoming the other survivors – the families, friends, and colleagues of those who have passed on. We hope you’ll join us for a fun evening with cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions with special guest emcee Jamie Kaler and entertainment from comedians, Jodi Miller, Brad Williams, Laurie Kilmartin and Jimmy Shubert.
Jamie Kaler is an American stand-up comedian and actor who has gained fame by portraying the character Mike Callahan on the TBS comedy “My Boys”. Kaler is the current host of “America: Facts vs. Fiction” on American Heroes Channel. He has appeared on such talk shows as the Late Late Show as well as having a role on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother, and had a recurring role on Will and Grace. Kaler also lends his voice to the show Robot Chicken, as the suicidal blooper host. He is a member of the ACME Company, ACME Comedy Theatre’s top-level sketch company and has also made guest appearances on Friends, The King of Queens, Shake It Up and Monk.
Jodi Miller has been performing stand up comedy all over the country for over 19 years, and has also done 4 military tours including going overseas to entertain the troops in Afghanistan. She’s been seen on America’s Got Talent, Gotham Comedy Live and Comics Unleashed. Jodi performs in memory of her mother who passed away from cancer.
A California native, Brad Williams started doing standup at age 19 and has been touring ever since. He has appeared on numerous TV shows including Legit, Dave Attell’s Comedy Underground, Sam and Cat, Live at Gotham, the Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Mind Of Mencia, and Pitboss. Brad performs in honor of his father who survived cancer.
Laurie Kilmartin is a NY Times Bestselling author, an Emmy-nominated writer and has appeared on CONAN, Last Comic Standing, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Comedy Central. Laurie performs in memory of her father who lost his battle to cancer. She recently spoke about it in her new Comedy Special, “45 Jokes About My Dead Dad.”
Jimmy Shubert is one of the busiest comedians today. He’s been seen on Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, and performed for the troops in the Middle East as part of the “America Supports You” program for the Defense Department and Armed Forces Entertainment. Jimmy performs in honor of his father who has had a long career in law enforcement.
Get your tickets now! Individual tickets are $125, and tables of 10 are $1,250 each.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
5:00 p.m.: Silent Auction & Open Bar
6:30 p.m.: Dinner and Live Auction
The nonprofit Firefighter Cancer Support Network is extremely grateful to those who make our vital support, awareness, and prevention missions possible. For details about becoming a gala sponsor or donating goods or services for the auction, please download the sponsor and donation forms or contact Lisa Raggio, FCSN’s director of government and donor relations, at . FCSN will be happy to process your credit-card transactions directly, too. Please contact FCSN Treasurer Trey Kelso at for details.
“Leading the Way”
FCSN has been a leader in the battle against occupational cancer for more than a decade. We’re marking FCSN’s 12th anniversary with some of our partners in the fight. We’ll be joined by survivors we’ve helped along the way, including many who are now helping other firefighters through their cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery phases. We’re also welcoming the other survivors – the families, friends, and colleagues of those who have passed on. Please join us – get your tickets now!
If you won’t be able to make it for the gala, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help FCSN continue our service and support for firefighters and their families.
Health and Wellness Symposium
The Health and Wellness Symposium, taking place on November 30-December 1, will focus on cancer prevention best practices, behavioral wellness, personal protective equipment research, and navigating through the workers’ comp system. Admission is free. Click below for more information, and to register for the event.
Where To Stay
Special discounted room rates are available via:
Hotel Name: Hilton Pasadena
Hotel Address: 168 South Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone Number: 626-577-1000
Group Name: Firefighter Cancer Support Network
Group Code: FCSN
To make your reservations: Click Here
Just a friendly reminder that the cutoff date in making room reservations, with the discount, is on October 30, 2017.