Commemorating 20 years this year, please show your support by purchasing the 20th Anniversary Commemorative Tshirt. Click the link to purchase: https://firefightercancer911.itemorder.com/product/20045781
The Annual 9/11 Golf Tournament is co-sponsored by the Baltimore County Professional Fire Fighters Association to pay tribute to the 343 Firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001. The tradition began with a round of golf and a lot of reflection between BCoFD Firemen Pete Latreille and Dale Winter a year after the attacks on our country.
Since 2008, the proceeds have gone to fund cancer research. EVERY penny donated by this tournament helps to fund a cancer research project. This event has raised awareness for the need to research the many cancers that affect firefighters nationwide. As of 2016, over 1,000 FDNY Firefighters have been diagnosed with cancers certified to be 9/11 related by the Federal Government. Locally, we continue to see in increase in cancer diagnosis in our own firefighter brothers and sisters. We all have friends and family who have battled this terrible disease. Sadly, our own Pete passed away in July of 2019 following his own battle with cancer. This tournament was very special to him. The committee is now lead by BCoFD Captain Dave Miller, who along with his team of dedicated volunteers, would like to thank you for your support!
About the V Foundation for Cancer Research
The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State University basketball coach and ESPN commentator. The Foundation has funded more than $250 million in cancer research grants nationwide. The V Foundation awards 100 percent of direct donations to cancer research and related programs. The V Foundation’s endowment covers administrative expenses. The Foundation awards peer-reviewed grants through a competitive award process strictly supervised by a Scientific Advisory Committee. For more information on the V Foundation, please visit v.org.