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 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|