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Last Call Foundation Boston 2016

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BENEFITING: LAST CALL FOUNDATION INC

EVENT: 2016 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 18, 2016

THE STORY:

Team LCF is back running the Boston Marathon as part of the John Hancock non-profit program for the second year in a row!

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.

EIN: 46-5415002 • lastcallfoundation.org

$329,308

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Shane Mullally

    $100

  • Voelker family

     

  • Beth Johnson

    $50

  • Les and Sean

    $50

  • Mariana Herrera

    $50

  • Alyssa

    $50

  • The Vallejos Family

    $100

  • Mike and Laurie Coughlin

    $100

  • Karthur

    $50

  • Rick Schnure and Chris Hutton

    $100

  • Patricia

     

  • Kevin and Sara McCabe

    $100

  • JLanz

    $50

  • MARY OLEARY

    $50

  • Jane R. Moss

    $500

  • John & Angelic Durante

    $250

  • Mirela

    $50

  • Katie Corbett

    $40

  • Matty and Bridget Connolly

    $100

  • Mark Zurlo

    $26.20

  • Ron Garfunkel

     

  • Mike M

    $50

  • Darren Anderson

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Ed Harms

    $26.20

  • Tony & Celia Soltis

    $50

  • Pat's all-time favorite co-worker.

    $100

  • Will D

    $26.20

  • Tony Chin

    $26.20

  • Ed Harms

    $26.20

  • Mark Zurlo

    $26.20

  • Emily Legere

    $26

  • Kim Chandler

     

  • Cynthia Bachman

    $55

  • Bird Thompson

    $26.20

  • Alexis Antonelli

    $25

  • Bob and Kathy McDonald

    $20

  • Wampanoag Road Runners

    $100

  • Daniel Pitts

    $50

  • Kate Szapiro

    $26.20

  • Anne Donahue

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • John Bennett

    $100

  • Gary

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • The Adam Greenlee Foundation

    $100

  • Alison Berks

    $20

  • Daisy Martinez

    $50

  • George Family

    $100

  • Meghan

    $25

  • Madonna Family

    $50

  • LCF St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser - Thank yous to the Uptons

    $250

  • LCF St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser - Thank yous to the Upton

    $500

  • Haemonetics

    $1,300

  • Eileen and Doug Doyle

    $50

  • Sandy Gallen

    $50

  • Margaret McConaghy

    $25

  • Charles River Insurance Brokerage Inc.

    $1,000

  • LCF St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser - Thank yous to the Uptons

    $500

  • James F. Nicoletti

    $100

  • Maureen Largey

    $25

  • William and Gail Burke

    $50

  • Oak Bluffs Fireman's Civic Association Inc

    $500

  • Lawrence and Joanne McCarter

    $25

  • friends' marathon pacing challenge

     

  • Headbands

    $90

  • Caton Burwell

    $50

  • Kim and Conner McCullen

    $25

  • Justin and Dominique Craft

    $50

  • UNUM Group

    $50

  • Stephan Real Estate Inc

    $125

  • Brooke Kelly

    $20

  • State Street Foundation, Inc

    $250

  • Eileen Morrell

    $25

  • Marc Tucker and Carleen Tucker/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

    $500

  • LCF St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser - Thank yous to the Uptons

    $500

  • LCF St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser - Thank yous to the Uptons

    $1,694

  • Leigh Joyce

    $15

  • John Hancock Financial Services, Matching Gifts Program

    $500

  • Marc Tucker and Carleen Tucker/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

    $500

  • Blessed Sacrament School

    $306

  • SAP Software Solutions

    $100

  • SAP Software Solutions

    $250

  • SAP Software Solutions

    $150

  • South End Athletic Co

    $1,046

  • The Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation

    $50

  • Auto Desk

    $26

  • Autodesk

    $25

  • The GE Foundation

    $261

  • Thomas Murray / Anna Maria College

    $100

  • MFS Investment Management Matching Gift Program

    $1,750

  • John Hancock Financial Services Matching Gift Program

    $50

  • UBS

    $900

  • Sales Force

    $200

  • P. Rogers and S. Modzelewskis/ Civil Designs, Inc

    $100

  • Grandma's Marathon Challenge

     

  • Jonathan Miller

    $25

  • Plymouth Rock

    $200

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110% Raised of $300,000 Goal

The Team: $329,308 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Wessmann

Amount Raised

$25,070

 

125% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Patrick Connolly

Amount Raised

$15,902

 

159% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brett Nelson Kerri Roche

Amount Raised

$15,826

Fundraiser Title

samuel gaccione

Amount Raised

$13,860

 

92% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alexis Antonelli

Amount Raised

$11,395

 

127% Raised of $9,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Team Denna

Amount Raised

$10,950

 

110% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Elena Bartholomew

Amount Raised

$10,611

 

106% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

J.B. Wolcott

Amount Raised

$10,205

 

102% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Plymouth Rock

Plymouth Rock

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Jonathan Miller

Jonathan Miller

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

P. Rogers and S. Modzelewskis/ Civil Designs, Inc

P. Rogers and S. Modzelewskis/ Civil Designs, Inc

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Sales Force

Sales Force

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

UBS

UBS

DONATION: $900

2 years ago

John Hancock Financial Services Matching Gift Program

John Hancock Financial Services Matching Gift Program

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

MFS Investment Management Matching Gift Program

MFS Investment Management Matching Gift Program

DONATION: $1,750

2 years ago

Thomas Murray / Anna Maria College

Thomas Murray / Anna Maria College

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

The GE Foundation

The GE Foundation

DONATION: $261

2 years ago