Shield 23 Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) was formed in March 2018 by family and friends in memory of 20-year Gurnee (Illinois) Fire Department Firefighter/Paramedic and AFFI Honor Guard Member Russell S. Constantino who passed away on November 9, 2009 at age 46 from job related brain cancer.
Russ’ surviving spouse Shenan shares the story of the man who inspired the Foundation in the touching video below courtesy of sponsor Mission BBQ.
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Your support grants us the ability to continue our Mission of supporting firefighters battling cancer and the families standing by their side. Help alleviate the financial stressors incurred, lessen worries about bills, ease limits and changes to daily life, and strengthen the focus of the family on caring for their firefighter.