Events are the backbone of two of Shield 23 Foundation's Objectives: Fundraising and Awareness. We aim to engage in many ways, as evident by these prior Events: a Fall Social & Gift Basket Raffle; Restaurant Proceed Events; Third-party Fundraisers designating S23F as Beneficiary, and 50/50 Raffles. Presentations to Fire Departments and Unions;  Fire Service-related Conventions and Events; Info Tables & Media Interviews, and Community Events.

Then the year 2020 saw the arrival and impact of Covid-19. Like many NFPs our Fundraising efforts were severly affected. As we pivot and adapt to how to raise funds in the current climate, and plan our next Events, we do so with the knowledge that Firefighters/Paramedics don't rest, and unfortunately, neither does Cancer.

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Check back here often for announcements of upcoming Events and activities that we are either hosting or are grateful to be a part of!

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Russell Constantino Memorial Bike Ride

Naval Base 3355 Illinois St, North Chicago, IL

  The Shield 23 Foundation is cordially inviting you to participate in our first annual Russ Constantino Memorial Bike Ride on Saturday, September 25th, 2021. The Shield 23 Foundation was founded in 2018 in memory of 20-year veteran of the Gurnee Fire Department, Russ Constantino, who passed away in 2009 from job-related brain cancer. The […]