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L.A. County Fire “Beats” Pasadena Firefighters in “Contest,” But 2-Year-Old Cancer Victim is Real Winner

Published on Monday, March 16, 2015 | 5:46 am

Pasadena and Los Angeles County firefighters raised over $3,000 Saturday as they duked it out in a contest of speed, endurance and boxing skills to find Southern California’s toughest, strongest firefighter – all to help a 2-year-old boy fighting cancer.

Los Angeles County won the challenge — but of course Dylan Wolfe was the real winner, notes Robin McCarthy of the Fire Family Foundation, the charitable hand of Firefighter’s First Credit Union which has established a fund for Dylan.

“We are helping his mother with her daily expenses while she continues to care for her child; we are paying for gas, phone bill, food, and are awaiting his medication costs,” McCarthy said.

Mike Mastro, Board Chair of the Foundation, said “As a true family, our Foundation offers a helping hand in times of need and whether it’s a fire family member or victim, we are here to help.”

All funds raised from the afternoon event go to support Dylan Wolfe’s alternative medication; he has been battling cancer for most of his young life.

“A fun friendly competition for both firefighters and the public!” said Title Boxing Club owner Frank Perez. “We want to help Dylan knock out cancer.”

Dylan’s fight against cancer continues and those wishing to help can contact the Fire Family Foundation at or call (323) 550-2208. Checks may be made payable to Fire Family Foundation, 815 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90041 with the notation: Challenge for Dylan.

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