Join FCSN for gala fundraiser to help firefighters with cancer
Firefighter cancer nonprofit’s ‘Leading the Way’ gala marks 13th 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.
FCSN is proud to honor the following awardees
for their outstanding service to our mission:
Robert W. Beart, M.D. Petar Vukasin, M.D. AnaMaria Garza, M.D.
Founders, The Colorectal Surgery Institute,
Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center
Spirit of Debbi Wood Award
Supervisor Kathryn Barger
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District
Dallas Jones Memorial Award
Chief Otto Huber
Loveland-Symmes Fire Department
Michael Dubron Founder’s Award
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.
New Caribbean is an eclectic mix of contemporary music infused with the Caribbean flavor of Calypso, Soca and Reggae. Founded by keyboardist/vocalist Oliver “Uncle Ollie” Williams in 1987, New Caribbean’s members represent Granada, Trinidad, Belize and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Alongside Uncle Ollie, the group’s core consists of steel pan player/vocalist Einstein Brown of Sapadilla Music (Chaka Khan); bassist/vocalist Philip Thompson “Barrister”, a Musician’s Institute graduate; drummer/vocalist Robert “B-Bow” Abraham, (Grammy Award Wining Artist Fauzi Beydoun); touring Guitarist John McNight (Fishbone) and Sound Engineer Rick “RC” Calderilla. As Einstein always says, “This is music for your bone structure.” For bookings: / (818) 358-5700
Get your tickets now! Individual tickets are $150 each for general admission or $125 each for fire service and EMS personnel and their families.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
5:30 p.m.: Cocktail Reception
6:30 p.m.: Dinner and Live Auction
$15 (enter at Marengo Ave. or Euclid Ave.)
ONLINE AUCTION NOW OPEN – SHOP AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE www.bit.ly/FCSNauction2018
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 13th 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.
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
Click HERE to make your reservations.
Just a friendly reminder that the cutoff date in making room reservations, with the discount, is on October 11, 2018.