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Last Call Foundation Boston 2017

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BENEFITING: LAST CALL FOUNDATION INC

ORGANIZER: LAST CALL FOUNDATION INC

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Kayla Wagner

THE STORY:

Thank you so much for helping Team LCF! As many of you know, this will be my first marathon. I'm beyond excited and completely honored to have the opportunity to work and run with such an amazing group of people, who are dedicated to bettering the lives of firefighters in the area! I encourage everyone to read a bit more about the Last Call Foundation below. What an amazing charity. 

Team LCF is back running the Boston Marathon as part of the John Hancock non-profit program for the third 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.

So please help our team raise all the funds we can to help provide a better environment for these heroes! This is the least we can do to help. Every penny counts. Come out and support on April 17th!!

EIN: 46-5415002 • lastcallfoundation.org

$5,649

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Conor O'Meara

    $100

  • Tory

    $10

  • Lisa Wood

    $50

  • Andrew W

     

  • The Bucks

    $25

  • Tanya & Bob McArthur

    $100

  • Ania Krzywicki

    $25

  • Kat

    $25

  • Mick

    $100

  • Ken Weidman

    $100

  • Summer Barbina

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • O'Meara Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Svindlands

     

  • Jack

    $25

  • Chrissy Lushefski

    $10

  • Becky and Pat

    $50

  • Alan Thompson

    $10

  • Peter & Alex Southworth

    $50

  • Lynne and Chris Bartlett

    $100

  • Ethney

    $25

  • Christin

    $25

  • Lesley Fisher

    $25

  • Ilyena

    $100

  • Jennifer Berry

    $100

  • Jessica Guo and Philip Chu

    $50

  • Neal Frei

    $50

  • Dave Pilla

    $50

  • Bob and Kathy Moyer

    $150

  • Annie Sager

    $50

  • Bruce and Peggy Traumuller

    $50

  • Spitfire Builders LLC

    $100

  • Uncle Buck and Auntie Donna

    $50

  • Elizabeth A Keyes

    $50

  • The Vallois Family

    $25

  • Emma Berry

    $50

  • Kristal Corriveau

    $25

  • Hayley Krawitz

     

  • Cathy Creany

    $50

  • Kristin Ohanian

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Hillary Beach

     

  • Carlton Wheeler-Omiunu

    $60

  • AJ, Matt & Katie Bird

    $25

  • Bill and Lindsay Drake

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kaylyn Bergquist

    $25

  • Joseph McCabe

    $25

  • Guy Maloof

    $25

  • Madison Johnson

     

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Linda Sargent

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Bartlett Family

    $50

  • Baby Shay

    $25

  • Jamie and Lisa Emery

    $70

  • Conor O'Meara

    $70

  • Arsenault Family

    $25

  • Cathy & Jim Hunt

    $100

  • David & Mattie Paul

    $324

  • Garth & Andi Woolsey

    $50

  • Marissa Rainville

     

  • Chris and Lauren Woolsey

    $100

  • PhRMA

    $1,000

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75% Raised of $7,500 Goal

The Team: $322,661 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Sarah Wessmann

Amount Raised

$33,244

 

166% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Erik Mandler Team

Amount Raised

$15,000

 

107% Raised of $14,000 Goal

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Joseph DeAngelis

Amount Raised

$14,925

 

100% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Stacy Segall

Amount Raised

$11,835

Fundraiser Title

Zafiris Kontoulis

Amount Raised

$11,601

Fundraiser Title

Milagros Serrano

Amount Raised

$10,835

 

108% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Anjélica Carbajal

Amount Raised

$10,671

 

107% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dawn Damiano

Amount Raised

$10,549

 

96% Raised of $11,000 Goal

Donor Comments

PhRMA

PhRMA

DONATION: $1,000

2 years ago

Chris and Lauren Woolsey

Chris and Lauren Woolsey

DONATION: $100

So proud of you! 2 years ago

Marissa Rainville

Marissa Rainville

2 years ago

Garth & Andi Woolsey

Garth & Andi Woolsey

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

David & Mattie Paul

David & Mattie Paul

DONATION: $324

Go go go. Great to give back 2 years ago

Cathy & Jim Hunt

Cathy & Jim Hunt

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Arsenault Family

Arsenault Family

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Conor O'Meara

Conor O'Meara

DONATION: $70

2 years ago

Jamie and Lisa Emery

Jamie and Lisa Emery

DONATION: $70

Good luck 2 years ago

Baby Shay

Baby Shay

DONATION: $25

Run Kayla Run!! 2 years ago