Be The Match – Firefighters Challenge

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August 10 – October 31, 2014

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Be The Match is partnering with Oakland Firefighters Random Acts, San Francisco Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation and Bay Area Fire Departments (Albany, Berkeley, Contra Costa, El Cerrito, Oakland, Redwood City, Richmond, San Francisco, and San Jose) to launch the inaugural Firefighters Challenge.

The mission of the Be The Match Firefighters Challenge is to increase the number of marrow donors on the registry, raise funds to support patients and research, increase awareness and build community. This 8 week donor recruitment and fundraising competition kicks off August 10th. The Challenge will end on October 31st.

Due to occupational exposures, Firefighters have a known higher risk of developing cancer. By raising funds and recruiting marrow donors, Firefighters are supporting a cause that may one day save themselves or the life of a colleague. In addition, through this competition the local fire departments will engage community and build morale among our local heroes while serving the greater good.

For more information, questions, or to participate,
please contact Jennifer Sawle at:


Be The Match Firefighters Challenge PSA video

Be The Match Firefighters Challenge – 6 min. video with interviews

BTM Firehouse Challenge PDF

Be The Match Firefighters Challenge on Facebook
for the latest Challenge updates and photos

Dates and Locations where you can go to support
Be The Match Firefighters Challenge

Date Time Event Name Address (Street, City, Zip) Fire Department(s)
4-Oct 8am-1pm Moraga/Orinda Open House – Pancake Breakfast – Drive Moraga/Orinda Fire Contra Costa
5-Oct 11:00am – 4:00pm SF Exploratorium – Drive & Fundraiser Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green St.) San Francisco
6-Oct All day Patxi’s Pizza – SF Fundraiser 3318 Fillmore (between Lombard and Chestnut) San Francisco
7-Oct All day Patxi’s Pizza – San Jose Fundraiser Cresecent Village, 3350 Zanker Rd. San Jose
8-Oct 10:00 am- 2:00 pm Clif Bar Drive & Fundraiser 1451 66th St, Emeryville Berkeley
11-Oct 8:00am – 12:00 pm Albany Fire Open House- Pancake Breakfast – Drive & Fundraiser Albany Fire Albany
16-Oct 9:30 am – 11:30 am Berkeley Golf Tournament Drive Tilden Park Golf Course Berkeley
24-Oct 6-11:30 pm Contra Costa Poker Night
Alamo Women’s Club, 1401 Danville Blvd, Alamo Contra Costa
25-Oct 9:00-5:00pm   City Girl SF Car Show/BBQ – Drive                         & Fundraiser Candlestick Point State Recreation Area San Francisco
28-Oct pending San Jose City Hall 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113 San Jose




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