June 5, 2021
Founding collaborators, Gregory Leb with The Leb Foundation, Sam Sissine and Joe Sissine with Sissine’s Office Systems, established this annual Fundraiser Drive Event, Sissine’s Highway To Help Heroes, out of gratitude to the officers in the First Coast who serve our community and protect us every day– and to honor the men and women who have been injured during the call of duty. In partnership with SAC Collective and in collaboration with Ring Power Corporation, we are excited for this much anticipated charity event.
NASCAR Stewart-Haas Racing, race-car #41 spearheaded this event with a pre-launch drive last September for a quick preview of what to expect on, Sissine’s Highway To Help Heroes, Saturday, June 5, 2021. This event will bring 100+ participating supercar drivers and over 500+ attendees—with all proceeds benefiting The FOP Foundation Fallen Officers Welfare Relief Fund and K9s For Warriors— all in an effort to support the families and officers killed and injured, and Military Veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
The FOP Foundation
The Fraternal Order of Police Fallen Officers and Welfare Relief Fund is the largest law enforcement labor organization in the United States, with more than 351,000 members.
The FOP celebrates the life and sacrifice of police officers who have paid the price for our protection. Sadly, the number of Jacksonville law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty since 1840 include 60 officers. The FOP is dedicated to honoring each of these heroes and supporting their families. www.fop530.com
K9s For Warriors
K9s For Warriors’ mission is to end veteran suicide. Based in Florida, they are the nation’s largest provider of Service Dogs to military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Military Sexual Trauma. There program is unique, comprehensive, and proven, thanks to groundbreaking research conducted in partnership with Purdue University’s OHAIRE Lab. The majority of their Service Dogs come from high-kill shelters, which means that with each Warrior-K9 pairing, two lives are saved. www.k9sforwarriors.org
“The purpose of the Fraternal Order of Police is to bring the highest quality of life to our members and the community we live in. We will push for fair and equitable working conditions and salaries to attract the best people to perform the stressful and often thankless job of being a professional police or corrections officer. We will con?nue to support our community by supporting charitable organizations and projects, which enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Duval County.”