Yet No Cure - Only Pancakes, Prizes and You

Monday, March 17, 2008 |

LAFD Pancake BreakfastPlease join members of the Los Angeles Fire Department and their families for a three-day Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to support the family of LAFD Engineer Alfred Camacho.

Alfred's lovely wife Danielle 38, is terminally ill with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Undeniable Heartbreak...

The Camacho Family
Diagnosed three years ago and given a prognosis of living 3 to 5 years, Danielle and her family have relied on relatives and one another in coping.

It has now become essential for Alfred to remain home alongside his wife and daughters Jessica 11 and Brittany 14, to offer physical and emotional support, address everyday needs and provide a comforting transition.

Doing What We Can...

Being with his family in their time of greatest need has brought financial hardship to the Camacho household, adding to the staggering burden already faced by the devoted husband, father and firefighter.

Members of the LAFD are lending strong support, but there is only so much that we can do alone in meeting the immediate needs of the Camacho family.

You Can Help...

A trio of Pancake Breakfasts are being held this week at Fire Stations in Los Angeles, Hollywood and San Pedro neighborhoods that Alfred has proudly protected:


All are warmly welcome at these upbeat and enjoyable public events, which give both Firefighters and those they serve a chance to better know one another while uniting behind the Camacho's.

Each Small Amount Helps...

There is no fixed price for these hearty breakfasts, you are welcome to donate what you please. The most important thing is for you to be in attendance!

But of Course, There is More...

Thanks to the generosity of business and community leaders, there will be a raffle with proceeds to benefit the Camacho's. Prizes include televisions, a laptop computer, passes to see top entertainers in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, hosted dinners and much, much more.

For us though, the real prize is your solidarity.

If you can't make these events, and still wish to help the Camacho Family, please consider a donation to:

Fire Family Foundation
Camacho Family Fund
815 West Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90041


For information about the fund, visit: firefamilyfoundation.org or call (800) 231-1626 ext. 2234.


Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department

3 comments:

m.kahn said...

Brian,

My thoughts and prayers are with the Camacho family. My father passed away from this horrible disease in 1987, and the LAFD transported him on one occasion, when he fell while walking.

I will be sending a contribution, and since it is a 501 (c) (3) charity, my company will match my donation. I urge others who wish to make a donation, check with company HR department, to see if they have a company match available.

Stay safe,

Mark
Portland, OR

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Mark,

Thanks for your kind and thoughtful note and especially your important reminder.

As someone who has cared for an Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis patient, you know firsthand of the many challenges. We were glad to be there for your Father in his time of need.

While the pancake breakfasts were indeed a success, there are many people who were understandably unable to attend. That's why donations continue to be welcomed, and as you reminded us, can often be maximized with a matching contribution plan from an employer.

Kindly accept our best wishes and continued thanks.

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Firefighter/Specialist
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Dear Friends of the LAFD,

It is with great sadness that we share word of Danielle Camacho's passing earlier this week.

Words cannot begin to express our collective appreciation for your heartfelt support of the Camacho Family during these past two difficult years.

Ceremonies celebrating Danielle's life will be held...

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Church Services
9:00AM to 10:00AM
San Francisco Solano Church
22082 Antonio Parkway
Ranch Santa Margarita, CA 92688

Interment
El Toro Memorial Cemetery
25751 Trabuco Road
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Reception
11:00AM – 11:45AM
San Francisco Solano Church

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Firefighter/Specialist
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

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