Boston Local 718
Firefighter and Family
Cancer Foundation

your battle is our battle

About


The Boston Local 718 Firefighter and Family Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises money to support members of the Boston Fire Department who are diagnosed with occupational cancer. We provide both emotional and financial support to firefighters and their families.

According to the Take No Smoke Organization, "the average number of weeks between cancer diagnosis for Boston Firefighters is three."

Through fundraising efforts, we hope to provide services to firefighters and families as needed. Our goal is to eliminate the daily stressors that come with a cancer diagnosis and provide supports to firefighters and their families through mentorships, financial supports, meal plans, and more.

how we got started


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Dan Ranahan, the founder of the Boston Local 718 Firefighter and Family Cancer Foundation, was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in the Fall of 2020.

The support received from members of the Boston Fire Department, family, and friends was profound.

Dan was inspired  to create an organization that provides the same experience for all members diagnosed with cancer.

Services


Peer Support

The Boston Local 718 Firefighter and Family Cancer Foundation will offer peer supports to answer questions, share experiences, and support individuals with their diagnosis.

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Financial Support

The Boston Local 718 Firefighter and Family Cancer Foundation's goal is to provide support to families and their financial needs of members who are diagnosed with occupational cancer.

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Day to Day Support

The Boston Fire Local 718 Firefighter and Family Cancer Foundation will provide support to members with day to day activities such as meal deliveries and transportation.

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Donate


$25

Donation Amount

Events


  • $50.00
  •  10/16/2021 07:00 PM - 10/16/2021 11:00 PM
  •   224 Boston Street, Dorchester, MA, USA

Come support the Boston Local 718 Firefighter and Family Cancer Foundation at the first Night on the Town event at 224 Boston on Saturday, October 16, 2021! Purchase tickets in advance- limited quantity available! - Cash Bar -Appetizers - Silent Auction -Raffles -and more! We look forward to seeing you at our first event to raise money for Boston Firefighters who are diagnosed with occupational cancer. Should you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to reach out to our team at BostonFFCancerFoundation@gmail.com

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  •  7/25/2021 10:00 AM - 7/25/2021 02:00 PM
  •   235 Baker St, West Roxbury, MA 02132, USA

Stop by Catholic Memorial on 7/25 between 10:00AM and 2:00PM to watch the BFD Baseball team's Home Run Derby and visit our information table! There is no registration needed for this event- it is open to the public!

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Team members


Photo Credit: Joe Brooks

Dan Ranahan

Founder

Boston Firefighter Ladder Co. 4

Joe Garland

Treasurer

Boston Firefighter Ladder Co. 4

Chris Benson

Team Member

Boston Firefighter Engine Co. 22

Terry Flaherty

Team Member

Boston Firefighter Engine Co. 39

Sean Hanlon

Team Member

Boston Firefighter Ladder Co. 23

Keith Kaplan

Team Member

Boston Firefighter Ladder Co. 15

Kevin Luddy

Team Member

Boston Firefighter Engine Co. 14

Cale Oliveira

Team Member

Boston Firefighter Ladder Co. 4

Liam Pero

Team Member

Boston Firefighter Ladder Co. 4

Richard Quinlan

Liaison for Retirees

Retired Boston Fire Captain

Kevin E. Ranahan

Team Member

Retired Boston Firefighter

Kevin P. Ranahan

Team Member

Boston Fire Captain

Mike Venteroso

Team Member

Boston Firefighter Engine Co. 37

James Wyse

Team Member

Boston Firefighter Ladder Co. 7

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Contact


  • Boston, Massachusetts, United States