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.