On June 12th, the Carolina Brotherhood (CBH) will be rolling out of Smithfield Fire Department cycling approximately 600 miles to Beaufort, SC in five days to honor fallen public safety officers who died in the line of duty (LODD) in both North and South Carolina. The team consists of 30 riders and 20 support staff all whom are firefighters, paramedics, police officers or public safety family members across NC and SC stretching from Charleston, SC to Asheville, NC and everywhere in between.
The group will arrive in Anderson, SC on Friday June 16th, pulling into the Anderson Civic Center to honor both our beloved ACSO K-9 Hyco and Sandy Springs Fire Department Fireman Ken Stanton.
We want to show them an amazing Anderson Area welcome and also a great big thank you for doing this (especially in the heat of the summer).
Details on the time and what all we are planning and what you can do will be announced soon – please mark your calendars now and plan to be there to show your support.
A little more about this group – The group was formed in 2012 after the line of duty death of Captain Jeff Bowen of the Asheville FD who tragically died in a fire at a medical office building in Asheville. The mission of the Carolina Brotherhood is to raise funds for the families of fallen first responders and to honor their memories. During the ride, CBH will stop at local fire departments, police stations and communities to honor the families of the fallen by providing both financial and emotional support.
CBH is always looking for donations, if you would like to donate, check out their website at carolinabrotherhood.com. You can donate to the team or sponsor an individual rider. Each rider has set a personal fundraising goal, as well as a team goal of $30,000 has been set. You can also find out more information about the ride, the route, the riders and track the ride live during the week of June 12th. You can also find them on the social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook.
Proceeds go to the families and CBH rides are mainly supported by donations with as little expenses as possible.