58 Hour Fight Against Cancer
EVENT DATE: Jul 05, 2016
DEADLINE TO GIVE: Jul 07, 2016
They're the first people to rush to someone who's sick, injured or in distress. The first to arrive and likely the last to leave but they struggle just like everyone else with cancer – a disease so unprejudiced that it touches everyone.
So now's your chance to be the hero.
Now is your chance to say “thank-you” to the selfless men and women who constantly put the safety of others above their own.
Foundation 58, a 501(C)3 non profit group raises money through a variety of fundraisers and then bequeaths that money in a grant to first responders fighting cancer for costs such as treatment, prescriptions, living expenses, travel and other medical costs.
For 58 hours the all volunteer board at Foundation 58 is asking everyone to donate something – whether it's $5, or $500, make a donation and be a hero by helping a hero fight the battle of their life.
Fight like first responders do every day with acts of selflessness.
From kickoff on July 5 at 10 a.m. until the fundraiser ends at 8 p.m. July 7, the board is asking you to help us reach our goal of $5,800, all of which will be donated to someone in need.
Visit our web site to see some of the incredible people we've helped, find out more about our organization and tell your friends and family about it too.
It's people just like you who make what Foundation 58 does a success because you realize how worthwhile and fulfilling helping someone else is. They're the same qualities of the Pennsylvania man Foundation 58 honors by the work it does every day.
We're named in memory of City of Hazleton Deputy Fire Chief Gabriel A. Mhley, a 17 year plus career firefighter, who lost his battle with cancer in 2003 at the age of 47.
He proudly wore his badge marked 58.
In his name, Foundation 58 has donated over $40,000 in grants to firefighters, police and emergency medical service personnel since its inception on April, 22, 2005.
Gabe loved his city and loved helping others and though he's physically gone, his spirit lives on through the organization.
Not so coincidentally, the 58 Hour Fight Against Cancer ends on the day and time Gabe passed away 13 years ago.
Help us reach our goal and continue to honor Gabe.