5th Annual CT Burn Center Fundraiser

Bridgeport Fire Fighters Local 834

EST. JUNE 5, 1945

AFFILIATED WITH INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE FIGHTERS

Dear Friends,

The Bridgeport Connecticut Firefighter’s Union Local 834, in partnership with the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation, proudly announces that we are sponsoring our 5th annual fundraiser to take place on March 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm at Vazzano’s Four Seasons at a cost of $80.00 per person. All proceeds from this event will be given directly to the CT Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital for new equipment, state-of-the-art technology, and specialized education for doctors, nurses and staff. In addition, an exciting new hospital based program is being implemented called SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery) where volunteers are providing peer support to patients by helping survivors to adapt to a burn injury through sharing similar experiences. Over $44,000 was given directly to the CT Burn Center through last year’s event for total of over $161,000 over the last 4 years!

The Connecticut Burn Center is one of 62 treatment facilities in the United States verified by the American College of Surgeons and the American Burn Association and the only Burn Center in Connecticut. The Center was originally founded in 1973 by the late Andrew J. Panettieri, M.D.

On behalf of the Bridgeport Firefighter’s Union Local 834, we ask if you would be so kind to find a way to donate to the Connecticut Burn Center so that it can continue to provide and improve the care of burn victims and their families. Your donation may be monetary or an item that can be used for an auction that will be held at the fundraiser on March 19th. The Bridgeport Hospital Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization. A letter for income tax purposes can be provided at your request. Thank you for your consideration.

Warmest Regards and Gratitude,

Bridgeport Connecticut Firefighter’s Union Local 834 and the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation

For donations, please make checks payable to the “Bridgeport Hospital Foundation” with

Notation: Bridgeport Firefighters Union Local 834 Fundraiser

Please send checks, in-kind-donations, and return all contributions to:

c/o Captain Salvatore Emanuel BFD

225 Lighthouse Ave., Stratford, CT 06615

203-583-9414

Tickets will be sold and distributed by the Bridgeport Firefighters Union and the United for Recovery Committee: Sal Emanuel, Zoli Szabo, Dominick Carfi, Frank Falanga, Sheila Vega, Fred Garrity Jr, James Messoros, Melissa Emanuel, Liz Falanga, Barb Susi, Kate Moran, Alina and Matt Merced, Helen Pappano, Kate Cieplinska, Louis Santiago