13th Anniversary Gala Dinner & Fundraiser

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

Entertainment

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: einstein.brown@gmail.com / (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.

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Event Details

EVENT DATE:
Saturday, November 10, 2018

EVENT TIME:
5:30 p.m.: Cocktail Reception
6:30 p.m.: Dinner and Live Auction

LOCATION:
Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
626-795-9311
http://pasadenacenter.visitpasadena.com/

PARKING:
$15 (enter at Marengo Ave. or Euclid Ave.)

ONLINE AUCTION NOW OPEN – SHOP AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE www.bit.ly/FCSNauction2018

Sponsorship Opportunities

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 lraggio@fcsn.net. FCSN will be happy to process your credit-card transactions directly, too. Please contact FCSN Treasurer Trey Kelso at treasurer@fcsn.net 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.

Bay Area engineer quits job to run across the country

Matty Gregg’s Story:

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Of all the causes supported in previous runs and journeys, this cause is one of my favorites. My first interaction with firefighters began years ago when I moved to NYC and met a lot of the teams involved with Firefighters who were part of the 9/11 dispatch. I witnessed the sacrifices they make every single day actively fighting blazes to keep us safe.

Firefighters have been the unsung heroes in California for the past two decades, combating our massive forest fires and keeping our communities as safe as possible. Many have paid the ultimate sacrifice in their line of work. And many more are now fighting for their lives against cancer.

I’m running across the country to raise awareness and money for Firefighter Cancer Support Network. They are a group out of Burbank, CA, but have operations in over 35 states (and growing). They train fire departments every day on preventing environments that could foster cancer. They are also investing in research and development for the fight against cancer.

I’m really excited to be pushing for fundraising for these heroes. I hope you can donate a bit, join me on the run, or just get the word out!

FCSN presents Comedy Night at FDIC 2018 to battle firefighter cancer

Don’t miss FCSN’s Comedy vs. Cancer at FDIC 2018
on April 24 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown!

After two days of H.O.T. evolutions, relax and enjoy a great evening of standup comedy with your brother and sister firefighters! Have some laughs with our great co-headliners, Brad Williams (two Showtime specials, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live) and Jimmy Shubert (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, and King of Queens). Chief Ron Kanterman as our host!

Jimmy Shubert Brad Williams Ron Kanterman

Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Firefighter Cancer Support Network. FCSN helps firefighters and their families cope with cancer and delivers cancer-prevention training nationwide.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8:00 p.m. Your $25 donation includes open seating and non-alcoholic beverages with a cash bar. A limited number of premium tickets that also include hors d’oeuvres, a pre-show open bar with beer and wine, and preferred seating are available for $50 each. Don’t wait – get your tickets now!

Event Details

EVENT DATE:
April 24, 2018

EVENT TIME:
7:30 p.m.: Doors open
8:00 p.m.: Show starts

LOCATION:
The Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
350 W. Maryland St
Indianapolis, IN 46255
317-822-3500
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown

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Sponsorship Opportunities

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 an event sponsor, please contact Lisa Raggio at lraggio@fcsn.net or call 818-464-5740.

Sponsors

FCSN’s Comedy vs. Cancer at FDIC 2018 sponsors include:

12th Anniversary Gala Dinner & Fundraiser

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.

Entertainment

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.

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Event Details

EVENT DATE:
Thursday, November 30, 2017

EVENT TIME:
5:00 p.m.: Silent Auction & Open Bar
6:30 p.m.: Dinner and Live Auction

LOCATION:
Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
626-795-9311
http://pasadenacenter.visitpasadena.com/

Sponsorship Opportunities

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 lraggio@fcsn.net. FCSN will be happy to process your credit-card transactions directly, too. Please contact FCSN Treasurer Trey Kelso at treasurer@fcsn.net 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.

11th Anniversary Gala Dinner & Fundraiser

Join FCSN for gala fundraiser to help firefighters with cancer

Firefighter cancer nonprofit’s ‘Leading the Way’ gala marks 11th anniversary of service and support for firefighters and their families

UPDATE: The Firefighter Cancer Support Network appreciates your donation to support our postponed gala and fundraiser: bit.ly/FCSNdonation. To receive updates, please go to bit.ly/FCSN_gala_notice.

FCSN’s 11th anniversary “Leading the Way” gala dinner and fundraiser was originally scheduled for Saturday, November 12, 2016, with IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger as our special guest. FCSN postponed the event in response to the political protests in downtown Los Angeles. “We’re not upset about the protesters; we respect their First Amendment rights,” said FCSN President Bryan Frieders. “It’s just unfortunate for us that the protests happened at the same time our event was scheduled.”

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Since 2005, FCSN has helped thousands of firefighters and their families cope with cancer. We hope you’ll join us for a fun evening with cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions, and a high-energy concert by one of the top rock cover bands in America, The Trip!

The Trip will take you on a fun-filled musical journey through the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and today with classic-rock, alternative, Top-40 and modern-rock hits. Named “best cover band” by CBS, The Trip is the official Los Angeles Dodgers pre-game party band, and they have rocked the deck of the USS Midway and dozens of Fortune 500 company events.

We’re happy to welcome back the Pipes and Drums of California Professional Firefighters for an inspiring opening. We’ll also feature the presentation of the FCSN Dallas Jones Memorial Award, the FCSN Spirit of Debbie Wood Award, and the FCSN Michael Dubron Founder’s Award. Get ready for a fun, heartfelt, fast-paced evening – get your tickets now! Individual tickets are $125, and tables of 10 are $1,125 each.

Event Details

EVENT DATE:
Saturday, November 12, 2016 [POSTPONED; please stand by for updates]

EVENT TIME:
5:00 p.m.: Silent Auction & Open Bar
6:30 p.m.: Dinner, Live Auction, & Concert by The Trip

LOCATION:
The Westin Bonaventure
404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
213-624-1000
thebonaventure.com

 

The Westin Bonaventure

Sponsorship Opportunities

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 lraggio@fcsn.net. FCSN will be happy to process your credit-card transactions directly, too. Please contact FCSN Treasurer Trey Kelso at treasurer@fcsn.net 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 11th 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.