Charities – Hero Rush Giving Back
Just as Firefighters and Emergency Personnel across the country give of themselves every day, we make it a priority to give back to them. Hero Rush is partnering with fire-related charities across the country to ensure our nation’s first responders feel the love!
Created by Congressional mandate, the Foundation administers programs to honor our fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers. And to reduce the number of firefighter deaths, the Foundation created “Everyone Goes Home.” This initiative promotes education and training to prevent line-of-duty deaths and injuries.
• More Details: National Fallen Firefighters Foundation & Hero Rush Announce Partnership
The “343″ Wave
During registration, you’ll be able to select the “343″ wave, a special limited wave honoring the fallen firefighters of 9/11. Your $10 registration add-on will be matched by Hero Rush for the “343″ wave, with all proceeds going to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. You’ll also be able to give additional support during the registration process.
• Photos & Video from “343″ Wave, Central Texas 2013
The National Firefighters Endowment is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, public charity with a driving passion to protect the lives of our nation’s firefighters. Having the right equipment in the hands of our heroes can literally be the difference between life and death. The Endowment ensures that our heroes have the proper equipment to respond to calls and come home safely to their families.
Supporting Charities in Our Event Communities
Hero Rush also aims to play an important role in the communities in which we hold events. In each of our host cities, we’ll identify and support one or more local fire service, firefighting or public safety charities.
Growing List of Local Charities
- Central Texas – March 2: Texas LODD Task Force
- North Texas – April 6: Irving Fire Foundation
- Maryland / DC – May 4: DC Firefighters Burn Foundation
We will work with local community leaders and taking recommendations from our participants. To suggest a local charity for your event, contact us. We also encourage racers to create fundraisers for our charities or their own favorite charity.
All profits from our Kids challenges will go directly to the selected local charity(s) plus you’ll be able to make donations from our registration page.