The 2017 Boston Firefighters Calendar has been released. It costs $20 and 100 percent of the proceeds go to the Boston Firefighters Burn Foundation, a non-profit that provides emotional and financial support to burn victims and their families.
Elliot Chefitz is a firefighter at Engine 41 in Allston. He told us he jumped at the opportunity to be in the calendar because of the cause. He said “we help raise money to keep families close while they’re rehabbing. It takes a really long time to rehab burns, so we pay for a lot of the expenses they incur.”
These 12 firefighters obviously have big hearts—but they also have to work for their muscles. We asked Mauricio Lopes, Mr. July, what’s his secret for staying in shape. He said “cupcakes,” as he laughed. He later revealed it’s a healthy diet, which is what we suspected. Jack Giordano said a recent break-up helped him shed some pounds. “I got out of a relationship, hit the treadmill and the weights. When my buddy didn’t want to do the calendar, I was like ‘let’s go for it’” said Giordano.
For more information on where you can buy the calendar, go to www.bostonfirefightersburnfoundation.com.
There is also a launch party at Royale in Boston on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 at 8 p.m.. All proceeds from tickets, and the calender go to the Boston Firefighters Burn Foundation.