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Last Call Foundation's 2015 Boston Marathon Team

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THE STORY:

The Boston Marathon is one of the most iconic running events, and it's always been my dream to cross that finish line on Boylston Street. I'm incredibly lucky to be running this year's marathon on behalf of an incredible cause - the Last Call Foundation. The Last Call Foundation was founded in honor of fallen Firefighter Michael Ryan Kennedy, who along with Lieutenant Edward Walsh died battling the nine-alarm fire last year in Boston’s Back Bay. This foundation raises awareness of the challenges that face Boston's firefighters, and enhance their ability to safely and effectively fight fires and protect our communtiies.

Thank you for your help supporting this incredible cause. Look forward to celebrating after I cross the finish line on April 20th!

 

 

LAST CALL FOUNDATION INC wrote -

The mission of the Last Call Foundation is to provide funding, education and research to advance the safety needs of the Boston firefighting community

The Last Call Foundation was founded by Kathy Crosby-Bell in honor of her son, fallen Firefighter Michael Ryan Kennedy, who along with Lieutenant Edward Walsh died battling the nine-alarm fire on March 26, 2014 in Boston’s Back Bay. This tragedy highlighted the unique challenges facing Boston’s firefighters. The Last Call Foundation is committed to identifying and addressing these challenges to enhance Boston firefighters’ ability to safely and effectively fight fires and protect each of us. With your help, we can avoid future tragedy and, hopefully, save lives.

Renovation and Updating of Firehouses
The Organization will support improvements, renovations and updates to firehouses throughout the city of Boston. Boston’s infrastructure is aged and firehouses are no exception. Boston’s historically significant firehouses are difficult and expensive to maintain and retrofit with modern equipment.

Educate the public to the needs of Boston’s Fire Department
Boston’s firefighters need state-of-the-art tools and technology on the fire ground to better protect themselves and the public. This is particularly important given the fire safety challenges of a historic and densely populated city like Boston. The Boston Fire Department responded to 74,191 calls in 2013, yet the public is largely unaware of the tremendous challenges they face.

The Last Call Foundation will work to raise awareness and educate the public about the working conditions and health issues faced by firefighters today. Given the responsibilities and inherent risks of their profession, these issues are vitally important to firefighters. The chronic exposure to heat, smoke and toxins that firefighters experience while in the line of duty raise health issues not seen in the general civilian population. Fatigue while in full gear can lead to injury – injuries that more modern engineering could mitigate or eliminate. Over-exertion, stress and medical issues accounted for the largest share of deaths in 2013 (NFPA). Sudden cardiac deaths account for 42% of the on duty deaths in the last five years (NFPA).

Funding Research
Research, education, and collaboration are critical to enhancing the safety and well-being of Boston firefighters and our community. The public is safer when the heroic firefighters responding to their alarms are safer.

The risk of death and destruction from fires is a major concern to the Last Call Foundation. Therefore, we are driven by a desire to partner with engineers and scientists who are at the forefront of innovation, to advance the field of fire safety. Simply put, the public is safer when the heroic firefighters responding to their alarms are safer. The Last Call Foundation is committed to provide seed and bridge funding for gifted scientists and their graduate fellows who are the emerging leaders in the field of Fire Protection Engineering. To sustain momentum and promote the next wave of big ideas, philanthropy must step up to take a front-and-center role in supporting their research efforts. With your help, the Last Call Foundation is prepared to take the lead in this critical endeavor.

Memorial
The Organization plans to establish a permanent memorial to Lieutenant Edward Walsh and Firefighter Michael Ryan Kennedy within the Engine 33 Ladder 15 district. Such a memorial would serve as a permanent remembrance of these courageous firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty. It will ensure that these brave men are never forgotten. The memorial aims to provide a reminder to the public of the sacrifices made by these men and women, and remind the public
Every firefighter is a hero every day.

 

$5,200

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • MR

    $20

  • Molly Owen

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Tracey

    $25

  • The Fischler Family

    $25

  • Mom & Dad

    $300

  • Kimber

    $20

  • Christine, Mark & Sydney McCarthy

    $100

  • Kathy Sabata

    $25

  • Janine and Adam

    $50

  • Tom & Maureen

    $25

  • Wes

    $220

  • Marconi

    $250

  • Pack & Collyn

    $250

  • MOM & DAD

    $700

  • The Wilson's

    $100

  • Ava & Mia

    $100

  • Jessica Lappen

     

  • Meg

    $100

  • Doper and Chrissy

     

  • Chris Congdon

     

  • Piret Congdon

    $100

  • Steve

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • B. Helmes

     

  • Michael & Amber Quinn

    $100

  • Cindi & Rich

    $100

  • The robleno's

    $150

  • Amanda and Eric

    $50

  • Katelyn White

    $20

  • Emily, Mike and Charlotte Cody

    $50

  • Allegra Lovoy

    $10

  • Warren & Nancy

    $200

  • Lindy Congdon-Marr

    $50

  • The Resues

    $130

  • CT Family

    $100

  • Boston, Annie & Matt Hess

    $100

  • Kathy Sabata

    $50

  • Diana Pyne

    $50

  • Antonio

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • General Re Match

    $100

  • O'Connor & Marola

    $200

  • Andrea Salzman

    $25

  • Jen and Mark

    $50

  • Kristen Zemeitus

    $25

  • Marco and Jean Cannizzaro

    $25

  • Katie Goudey

    $25

  • hannah brennan

    $25

  • Aruda

    $25

  • Lindsey Shumway

    $25

  • Chris Mcdonough

    $25

  • Jason Lillard

    $80

  • Piret Congdon

    $100

  • Hannah and Addison

    $50

  • The Breslau Family

    $50

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87% Raised of $6,000 Goal

The Team: $317,848 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Sarah Wessmann

Amount Raised

$28,113

 

107% Raised of $26,200 Goal

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James Caruso

Amount Raised

$20,680

 

230% Raised of $9,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andrew Tuttle

Amount Raised

$12,973

 

86% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Liz and Emily dorrance

Amount Raised

$10,804

 

108% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amy DeLibero

Amount Raised

$10,200

 

204% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Margie Lamir-Heger

Amount Raised

$8,715

 

174% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dawn Damiano

Amount Raised

$8,178

 

102% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Penn Clarke

Amount Raised

$7,472

 

107% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Donor Comments

The Breslau Family

The Breslau Family

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Hannah and Addison

Hannah and Addison

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Piret Congdon

Piret Congdon

DONATION: $100

In Tribute to Lindsey's courage and perseverance 4 years ago

Jason Lillard

Jason Lillard

DONATION: $80

4 years ago

Chris Mcdonough

Chris Mcdonough

DONATION: $25

Good luck from a fellow LCF runner. See you on the 20th 4 years ago

Lindsey Shumway

Lindsey Shumway

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Aruda

Aruda

DONATION: $25

Go Lindsey Go! 4 years ago

hannah brennan

hannah brennan

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Katie Goudey

Katie Goudey

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Marco and Jean Cannizzaro

Marco and Jean Cannizzaro

DONATION: $25

4 years ago