Over this past year, California has suffered from several, devastating fires that have caused a tremendous amount of heartbreak and hardship for a countless amount of people. The individuals who sacrificed their safety to help others is none other than the courageous firefighters. At the 5th annual “Celebrating Uncommon Courage” Gala, the California Fire Foundation will honor firefighters and their awe-inspiring work. This year’s magnificent event will be hosted by Superstore‘s Lauren Ash and will take place on March 28th at the Avalon in Hollywood, California. The spectacular event will raise funds to provide financial and emotional support to firefighters, families of fallen firefighters, and affected communities.
The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki, Jane The Virgin star Jaime Camil and Hilton’s Joe Berger will be honored at the remarkable event. According to the press release, “Honorees include Johnny Galecki (“The Big Bang Theory”), an outspoken supporter of firefighters and was himself a fire victim when his ranch near San Luis Obispo burned down in a wildfire last year; Jaime Camil (“Jane the Virgin,” “Coco”), a tireless advocate for CFF’s work and whose mother and grandmother were both saved from a fire by firefighters; and Joe Berger, EVP & President of Americas, Hilton, a longtime corporate donor and supporter of CFF’s efforts. Sydney Rockett, a senior at California Baptist University, will speak about her experience as a child of a fallen firefighter who received the California Fire Foundation’s Daniel A. Terry Scholarship.”
Attendees will enjoy a stellar, cocktail reception, a sponsored bar and a catered dinner. The internationally-acclaimed band Plain White T’s will also be performing at the event. The gala will also include stand-up comedy and attendees will receive art from profound artists including Ron English, Risk and more.
The California Fire Foundation has offered an endless amount of help including “honoring fallen firefighters at the California Firefighters Memorial in Sacramento, providing higher education financial assistance in the form of the Daniel A. Terry Scholarship to the children of California’s fallen firefighters, and providing the California Last Alarm Service Team (Cal-LAST) to local fire departments and firefighter associations that lose one of their own in the line of duty, just to name a few.” (source: press release)
The work that the California Fire Foundation does is truly admirable. To buy tickets for the gala, donate or view and bid on an auction, visit here.