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Hey everyone,

I'm participating in the Boston Bruins Foundation's BFit Challenge which helps raise money for first responder charities. The one that my team is raising money for is the New England Firefighter Cancer Fund which is run by our state union. Any firefighter that raises the minimum amount is eligible for a blood test that tests for over 50 different types of cancer.

Last years fundraiser was able to fund ultrasound scans that checked various parts of the body for various issues. A friend of mine who is on the job and is only in his 20s found a lump in his neck which he just had removed. It wound up being benign however the doctor said there were some atypical cells and that if he had waited a year, it would have been cancer. Other members found heart and other issues early enough to allow them to be managed. So this fund is actually making active progress towards helping firefighters, as opposed to just collecting cash.

If anyone is able to donate, even if it is a dollar, it would be a huge help. At the minimum I want to thank you for your time reading this.


https://runsignup.com/Race/921...ion/jP3TR0j0OggeUIma

Thank you all in advance,
Ryan

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I forgot to mention that the event is on the 5th of February




 
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Done. Good luck.
 
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Send me your mailing address

I'm in for $500
 
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Done also and Good luck!




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Thank you everyone! It really means a lot.


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Send me your mailing address

I'm in for $500


Thank you so much!! Just sent you an email.




 
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Done. Thanks for doing this for our Brothers and Sisters.

One of the things I try to drive home to the newbs is "don't breath that crap, wash your hands when you get back and wash your gear"


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Done. Thanks for doing this for our Brothers and Sisters.

One of the things I try to drive home to the newbs is "don't breath that crap, wash your hands when you get back and wash your gear"


Thank you buddy I appreciate it. Yeah we're getting it from all angles now. First it was exhaust, then smoke, now even the gear is giving us cancer.




 
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I just want to make sure you got my email, it's been spotty lately. Thanks again!




 
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My side of the fundraiser is up to $850 so far, thank you to everyone for all of your help!




 
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Thank you sir I really appreciate it!




 
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The challenge was a big success. Over $600k was raised in total for a number of charities. Myself and the other members of my team were able to get blood tests to screen for cancer as well.

Thank you so much to everyone that donated and Para for allowing this to be posted. It means a ton.




 
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