For the 43rd year of his partnership with the Burn Foundation and its annual fundraiser at the New Jersey State Firefighters’ Convention in Wildwood, artist Joseph M. Getsinger created unique final painting titled, “Last Run.” The 2023 painting will be in honor to those who served and are, or will be, retiring.

This year’s painting was created in the honor of friend and longtime firefighter Donald ‘Pops’ Ley, Sr.  Through his dedication of 60 years to the Woodbury Heights Fire Department. His grandson Jarryd Ley, a talented artist in his own right, posed in his grandfather’s gear. With the aid of Chief Bill Kramer, Jr., and members of the Cinnaminson Fire Department the photo shoot was completed on their Pierce fire truck.

This yearly art project continues to be sponsored in full by David Russell, President, Fire & Safety Services of South Plainfield.

Sponsor for the fourth year in a row was First Harvest Credit Union. Vice President Kenneth Barnshaw was proud to sponsor the collector pins.

John McCann, Administrator for the Burn Foundation reported that over $14,800 was raised with the donation raffle of the “Last Run” Giclee canvas and 24 signed and numbered limited-edition prints.

Brigantine firefighters raised $5,000 from their golf event on July 20, 2023, and a check was presented to Administrator John McCann at the Wildwood convention by Bob Riley.

Choice Marketing (www.choicemarketing. net) has sponsored cards of the artist’s work for over 20 years. A special thanks to the owner Chip Lillie, lifelong Firefighter, Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief and Captain.

Fort Nassau Graphics (www.fortnassaugraphics.com ) of West Deptford, is the exclusive printer of Getsinger and have printed top-quality limited-edition prints, note cards and raffle tickets for the Burn Foundation. Special thanks to President Brian Francis and his staff.

Premier Art & Frames of Pitman’s owner Will Edwards, donated the custom frame for the #1 “Last Run” Giclee’ canvas print which is the first prize from the raffle.

VanGogh Again Galleries’ President John Cortese of Upper Darby (PA) printed and donated the #1 Giclee’ canvas print of “Last Run” raffled off at the Burn Foundation booth in Wildwood.

The top prize winner of the ($1,500 value) signed #1 “Last Run” framed Giclee’ canvas was Francene Carrol of Oceanport.

The Burn Foundation, can be reached at 8600 West Chester Pike, Suite 202, Upper Darby, Pa. 19103. You can donate online at: www.burnfoundation.or or call 215-45-3816.