Established in 2017, the Franklinville Fire Company Cancer Fund provides resources for residents of Gloucester County who are being treated for cancer at Virtua Health. The generous creation of this fund was established in response to the way that cancer has impacted the members and families of the fire company. Chief Dana DeCesari explains that fund allows Franklinville Fire Company “to give back to those in our community who are struggling with cancer in honor of our members recently lost and members past, future and present.” Fundraising efforts have included “fill the boot” drives, t-shirt sales, paint nights, a family fun day and more. Created in response to tragedy, the Franklinville Fire Company Cancer Fund will prevent further tragedy and reduce suffering.

To contribute to this special fund, send an email to

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