Fire Family Foundation Raises More than $11,000 for 3-Year-Old’s Fight Against Cancer

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week More than $11,000 was raised when hundreds of hungry patrons came out on Thursday, Dec. 4 to Robin’s Woodfire BBQ in Pasadena to support a 3-year-old girl battling cancer and her family.Ten fire departments, 15 engine houses and numerous firefighters arrived to the daylong fundraising event, which saw fire trucks filling the parking lot. Firefighters also crowded around take-out lines all in support of fellow L.A. County firefighter James von Harz and his young daughter Cecilia who has been battling cancer since she was 2-years-old.The fundraiser was organized by Fire Family Foundation, an L.A.-based non-profit. As the charitable hand of Firefighters First Credit Union, the Foundation serves firefighters, their families and all affected by fire devastation.Fire Family Foundation coordinated the fundraiser with Robin Salzer, owner of Robin’s who held a similar event for Cecilia earlier in the year. Salzer was particularly touched by the youngster’s story.“Children are the most priceless gift from God and as a father it broke my heart to read about Cecilia and her struggle to live, to live a lifetime that we often take for granted,” said Salzer.Money raised from the event will help Cecilia’s family purchase alternative medicine and supplements not covered by insurance. The little girl was diagnosed with stage 1 Wilms’ Tumor at the age of 2 and went through surgery to remove her right kidney along with a two pound tumor. She then endured 20 weeks of chemotherapy. Earlier this year, after six months of remission, the cancer returned to her lungs. She has since endured radiation to both lungs.Cecilia’s alternative medication is $1,500 a month, which allows the active girl a normal childhood with playtime, playdates and quality of life. Without this alternative medication, she would be constantly nauseous, sick and unable to sleep. With the funds raised at Robin’s, Fire Family Foundation will be able to pay for almost eight months of alternative medicine for Cecilia.“Fire Family Foundation is about offering a helping hand in times of need, and whether it be a firefighter or fire victim, we’re here to help, p. But we are particularly pleased to co-host this event with someone as community minded as Robin Salzer and to be joined by hundreds of firefighters in this cause,” said Mike Mastro, FFF Board Chair.Fire Family Foundation is still accepting donations on behalf of Cecilia; donors can visit www.firefamilyfoundation.org or contact Robin McCarthy, executive director at (323) 550-2208. Checks may be made payable to Fire Family Foundation, 815 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90041 with the notation: Cecilia’s Day.About Fire Family FoundationFire Family responds when tragedy affects firefighters and fire victims. The charitable hand of the Firefighters First Credit Union, Fire Family Foundation offers immediate assistance to firefighters and their families, fire victims, fire departments, and charities. The Foundation believes that by coming together as a “Fire Family,” assistance can be provided to those impacted by fire. Learn more at www.FireFamilyFoundation.org.The Foundation is based in Los Angeles, but serves the state of California. Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Giving Back Fire Family Foundation Raises More than $11,000 for 3-Year-Old’s Fight Against Cancer STAFF REPORTS | Photos Courtesy of BRENDA REES Published on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | 11:19 am Community News More Cool Stuff Business News Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

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first_imgYesterday I reported that Purdue has found their new football coach.  IU was forced to promote one of their assistants to the head position because their current head coach was relieved of his duties due to allegations that he mistreated football players.  Some injured football players reported that they were forced to lift weights before they were cleared by the doctors to resume any physical activity.  When their starting quarterback said he would quit football before playing for Coach Wilson, the University acted swiftly in relieving Wilson of his job.The University of Cincinnati is also looking for a new coach because Tommy Tubberville apparently lost control of the program some time last year.  Even though Tubberville had a winning record over his tenure, the inability to win this year cost him his job.  Like most college situations, he resigned before he was fired.It will be interesting to see how these 3 programs respond next year.  Stay tuned.last_img read more