Announcing the "Ride for Boo" Benefiting the Brian Carey Memorial Fund

On Tuesday, March 30, 2010 the Homewood Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at a singlefamily residence. The crews made valiant efforts but could not reach 87 year old  WWII veteran Wendell H. Elias.

Homewood Firefighter/Paramedic Brian Carey, a.k.a. “Boo”, willingly risked his life to save the life of a man he did not know. Sadly, this heroic act would be Brian’s last alarm. During his unwavering effort, he was gravely injured. That night, Brian Colin Carey, a fiercely brave and kindhearted young man, passed away peacefully.

Ride For Boo - Join us as we ride to Colorado Springs
We’re riding to the 2010 IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service in Colorado Springs. During this ceremony Brian’s name will be added to the wall of fallen comrades who have given the  ultimate sacrifice and shall forever be remembered.

Ride For Boo starts September 9th
Join us for all or any portion of the trip! Any mode of transport welcome. The journey begins Sep. 9th, 2010 in Homewood, IL. Contribute to the Cause Donations are accepted at any First Midwest Bank location or mail your check for ”Ride for Boo” to:

Ride For Boo/Brian Carey Memorial Fund
P.O. Box 1171
Homewood, IL 60430

Riders are asked to raise a minimum of $100 each. Funds raised shall become part of The Brian Carey Memorial Fund. Funds shall be dispersed in Brian's name to various charities and organizations, Firefighters and/or their families affected by tragedy, and towards a scholarship fund.

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