The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, which honors the nation’s fallen firefighters and works to reduce line-of-duty deaths, and Hero Rush, the firefighter-themed obstacle race and experience debuting in Maryland on April 28, today announce their partnership to support the Foundation’s work and mission through greater public awareness.
The dynamic new event gives the public a glimpse of the challenges firefighters face every day. Through this partnership, Hero Rush will promote and support the Foundation’s work, including resources to support the families and coworkers of fallen firefighters and programs designed to reduce the numbers of those killed and injured on the job.
“The work of the Foundation is so important,” said co-founder Dave J. Iannone. “They are not only there when a firefighter dies in the line of duty to help survivors deal with their immeasurable loss. They also create programs, such as Everyone Goes Home®, designed to prevent line-of-duty deaths and injuries. We are proud to support them through Hero Rush events.”
The Foundation will receive donations through Hero Rush in several ways. For every runner in each event’s “343 Wave” honoring the firefighters killed in the Twin Towers on 9/11, the Foundation will receive $20. They will receive $5 for every runner who registers with the code NFFF2012, which gives the runner a $5 discount as well. And all registrants will be able to make additional voluntary donations to the Foundation during the registration process.
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