Fire Fighters and Friends Celebrity Luncheon raises funds for UCP
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Over the past 34 years, the San Diego City Firefighters have donated thousands of dollars and volunteer hours to United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego. This year marks the 34th consecutive year that the San Diego City Firefighters have served as the major sponsor and underwriter of the annual “Fire Fighters and Friends Celebrity Waiters Luncheon” for UCP.

The luncheon, to be held 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort and Spa, draws a host of local and Hollywood celebrities to serve some 400 participants. Attendees will have a chance at some live, silent and raffle items at the luncheon.

Last year, the event raised close to $58,000 for United Cerebral Palsy and committee members are hoping to match or exceed that amount this year. Funds raised from this event will go to support the services that UCP provides to people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities including parent/sibling support groups, and training and counseling programs.

The San Diego City Firefighters also participate in countless volunteer hours to the agency as well.   Since 1980, the firefighters’ efforts have resulted in more than $2,250,000 for UCP.

The Firefighter Community Responsibility Fund, established in 1973 by Local 145, has enabled San Diego City Firefighters to generate substantial monetary contributions for charitable organizations.  Countless hours of volunteer time are spent annually with other charities, schools and civic organizations as well.

Other sponsors for the event include KyXy 96.5, Energy 103.7, Location Edit,  Berkshire Hathaway HomeState Companies, the San Diego Community Newspaper Group and KUSI-TV 9/51 News. 

The United Cerebral Palsy Association of San Diego County was founded in 1958, and is among the top ten largest non-profit organizations in the country with 100 affiliates nationwide providing programs and services to children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Eighty-five percent of every dollar raised goes right back into our local community.

 Tickets start at $80 per person and reservations may be made by calling the UCP office at 858-571-5365 (ext. 112) or at www.ucpsd.org.
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