Studies have shown that the risk of being diagnosed with cancer is higher among firefighters than the general population due to the toxins they are exposed to in the line of duty. Specifically firefighters have an elevated risk for multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, prostate and testicular cancers. Code 3 for a Cure Foundation provides financial aid and assistance to firefighters across the United States who are battling cancer and facing a financial hardship.
Criteria for Financial Aid from Code 3 for a Cure Foundation:
- Applicants must have been a salaried, paid call, or volunteer firefighter in the United States for a minimum of two years (current status as an active employee or volunteer in the fire service at the time of application is not required);
- Must be currently battling cancer;
- Must currently reside in the United States; AND
- Must be facing a financial hardship. For purposes of this application process, “financial hardship” is defined as: (1) the inability to pay medical, rent, mortgage or utility bills; and/or (2) the inability to afford transportation costs to get to and from medical appointments, including cancer treatments.
If you are a current or retired firefighter and have been diagnosed with cancer, connect with Code 3 for a Cure via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (909) 732-8102. To learn about other organizations that provide financial aid and assistance, please visit our financial assistance page.