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1 month ago
Bob Pera is one of our riders. Spreading awareness about cancer in the fire service. Thanks Bob and Amber. Keep up the great work.Cheers to the weekend 🍻
For those of you who are new here, I’m Amber, I’m Bob’s oldest daughter and the other half of Extinguish Cancer. When my dad was first diagnosed with cancer he was pretty quiet about it but as more and more people heard about it and reached out to him he decided to share his story on Facebook. His post was shared thousands of times and we wanted to keep the awareness going on fire service occupational cancer. What started out as an idea to design some shirts for a St. Baldrick’s event eventually became an opportunity for us to fundraise for others in need and connect with so many incredible individuals.
My dad and I both run this account and are consistently blown away by the courageous stories you share via DM and the support you have given our family when times felt tough.
So, thank you...
Take care of yourselves out there, do your decon—we’re counting on you.
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Fantastic team🚴♂️👩🚒😎👍keep up the amazing job you both do!!!💪🇺🇸🇳🇿👍
4 months ago
Again, so sorry to hear!Extremely sorry to report the passing of Captain Mel Patsel...excellent firefighting Officer and volunteer for any and all events that would benefit others. One of the most giving people I have ever met...an avid bay swimmer and a long time South Ender...over the last few years Mel contracted a chronic form of Leukemia....you would never know it to look and him and he didn’t advertise it...we have not been informed of the cause of death at this time....but we do know this, he will be missed by everyone who crossed his path....Rest in Peace Brother knowing you will never be forgotten.🙏🇺🇸🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
RIP Hero 🇺🇸🚒😔
6 months ago
Doing great things for the fire service!!!To active and retired San Francisco Firefighters....This is the time of year that is critical to our Foundation....The "Combined Charities Campaign", has just begun. Your donations are our largest source of funding each year. We truly hope your generosity will continue through payroll deduction. All contributions to our non-profit are tax deductible....
The benefits that we currently provide:
-a navigation team that will be at your side for referral's, critical cancer diagnosis information and your personal guide throughout the process.
-We pay up to $1,000 for a second opinion if not covered.
-We pay up to $3,000 for genomic testing if not provided.
-We pay up to $2,000 for travel expenses to another medical facility if a better treatment option is available.
These benefits extend to first family members of both active and retired firefighters.
-We offer free cancer screenings
-We are involved in, and are funding multiple studies that will benefit the firefighting profession.
Please support the San Francisco Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation....we are part of America's Greatest Charities....our code is L2563 ... See MoreSee Less
Must readA new UC Berkley study examined the level of toxins found in the blood stream of firefighters who fought the Tubbs fire. The study found firefighters deployed to the Tubbs Fire had higher levels of mercury in their blood than crews not deployed. (Mercury is a neurotoxin that can damage lungs, kidneys and other organs) as well as other chemicals. Read more: bit.ly/34xEPf3 ... See MoreSee Less