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October 2014

Lorenzo Abundiz photoWelcome to the official website of the Code 3 for a Cure Foundation.

Well, it's here: the first ever benefit concert for Code 3 for a Cure, on Saturday, October 18, 8:00pm at Harrah's Resort Southern California, featuring the world famous VILLAGE PEOPLE. Those 21 or older can purchase tickets here. Opening for Village People will be The Superfreaks, playing favorite hits of the 70s. This is actually a two part event, aptly titled the HOSES & HEROES Fire Prevention Expo and Benefit Concert, hosted by Harrah's Resort Southern California on location, and we are so thankful to Harrah's for responding to the call by organizing the Fire Expo and Concert (proceeds from which will benefit Code 3 for a Cure). Watch the video that tells about HOSES & HEROES and C3FAC. The Rincon Fire Department will be helping conduct the Expo, which will start at 11:00am and end at 4:00pm. Families are welcome, with fun for all ages. Attendees will have an opportunity to step aboard life-saving fire trucks and helicopters. Visitors will also have a chance to meet some members of the C3FAC athletic warrior team of hope and honor. The warrior team competes in firefighter athletic challenges and other sporting events wearing the extra weight of firefighter gear, including air tank and fire helmet. By wearing the extra weight of firefighter protective gear, the athletic warriors send out a visual message that the fire gear is not always enough to protect firefighters fully from the toxic atmospheres that cause cancer. Check out the HOSES & HEROES event flier for all the details on the Expo and Concert. Start practicing your disco moves and enjoy a great night of entertainment.

Pumpkin with Code 3 Fire Helmet imageI would like to take a moment to thank our entire Board of Directors for their outstanding commitment in volunteering their time to help ensure that the Code 3 for a Cure Foundation continues its healthy, well-planned growth. Their guidance and leadership have been invaluable.

I also want to thank the athletes across the country who continue to use their athetic prowess to bring attention to the cause, as well as all the donors who have contributed so generously.

Please note that the Code 3 for a Cure Foundation is a centralized, national, nonprofit organization located in California and does not recognize, nor does it endorse, any chapters or affiliates. Additionally, Code 3 for a Cure does not recognize, nor does it endorse, any internet site to represent the Foundation other than the following, which link to the official sites of Code 3 for a Cure:

In addition to these links, Code 3 for a Cure has authorized one Facebook page to include the C3FAC name (besides the annual Mo-Hawk Less Cancer event page). It is called C3FAC Running for Our Brothers/Sisters. C3FAC-RFOBS is a group of firefighter athletes located in South Carolina who have made tremendous efforts in spreading the word about C3FAC, including running races in their fire gear and representing C3FAC at various events. You can visit the C3FAC-RFOBS page to keep up with their latest activities.

If you have any questions about our policy with regard to authorized sites, we encourage you to contact us at firefighters@code3foracure.org.

For any athlete who would like to compete for the C3FAC cause, we invite you to visit our Athletes page. There you will find information on how you can become involved, as well as the guidelines for fundraising for C3FAC.

We are happy to say that the Foundation is continually growing in a very positive direction. With the continued support of individual donors, athletes who fundraise, and generous corporate sponsors, we will one day operate at 100% and will thus be able to help more firefighters all over the country in greater and greater ways as they battle cancer.

Make sure to check out "Katie's Corner," where you will find excellent nutrition and wellness tips from Katie Oldham. You can also visit the Updates page of this website, the C3FAC Twitter page, and the official C3FAC Facebook page for the latest updates about C3FAC.

Wishing you all a safe and Happy Halloween with lots of sweet treats.

Lorenzo Abundiz
Firefighter/Engineer (ret.),
3-time Cancer Survivor and
Code 3 for a Cure Foundation