To provide financial assistance to volunteer firefighters, EMT's and members of ladies auxiliaries in Oneida and Herkimer Counties who suffer from a life-threatening illness, such as cancer.
The Believe 271 Foundation, Inc. was founded in March of 2014 to provide support to our local heroes. With the financial support comes emotional support, letting our heroes know that "No One Fights Alone."
We rely on fundraising events and your generous donations to fulfill our duties and we could not survive without the support of the fire service and loyal followers. As a 501(c)3 not-for-profit your donation is tax deductible.
Other than minimal insurance costs, all of our proceeds are given back to local firefighters and ladies auxiliary members. We have an unpaid board of directors, no employees, no expenses and dedicated professionals that volunteer their services for the good of our organization.
Believe 271 has become an integral player in the fight against cancer offering educational programs locally and nation-wide.
OUR GIFT THERMOMETER
We've gifted over $225,000 and 65 gifts in just 5 years to 63 firefighters and their families who are struggling with cancer and life threatening illnesses!
Believe 271 Foundation is excited and honored to announce that New York State Tool has donated 100-Styx (Styx) tickets to volunteer firefighters, EMT’s, Ladies Auxiliary members and their guest for the band’s performance at the Stanley Theater on Sunday, November 10th at 7:00pm.
2nd Annual Old Forge Drill School 5K run/walk. This event is to help raise money for the Believe 271 Foundation. This foundation was founded in February 2014 to raise money for an Oneida County Fire Coordinator Car 271, Brian McQueen who was fighting a battle with cancer. He graciously turned down this money…
October 12, 2019 at 1:00PM. Utica College vs St. John Fisher. Gaetano Stadium at Utica College. Honoring our volunteer firefighters and families facing a cancer illness as well as the children of the Thea Bowman House. Presented by New York State Tool Company. All first responders (fire and police) enter the gates…
When you hear those words, “You Have Cancer”, your life, family and friends will be changed forever. Cancer is the leading cause for deaths within the firematic services. Firefighters, whether career or volunteer, have a 63% greater chance of being diagnosed with cancer than the general public. Since March of 2014…