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Meet our 2019 Marathon Team: Peter Phillips

Peter Phillips has been running since he was a young kid. He ran track & field in high school and all through his first year of college; normally as a sprinter focusing on the 110 meter hurdle, but he never tried long distance running – until now. This will be Peter’s first time running in…

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Recap: 35th Annual Game and Family Day

On June 5, 2019, the New York Police & Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund welcomed almost one thousand families and community members to Citi Field for its 35th Annual Game and Family Day. Guests enjoyed balloons, cotton candy, games, food, and more in Bullpen Plaza before cheering on the Mets against the San Francisco…

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We Pledge to Never Forget FDNY Firefighter Christopher Slutman

We join New York City and our country in mourning the loss of Firefighter Christopher Slutman. This tragedy is a sad reminder of the dangers our first responders face while protecting us both locally and abroad. We send our deepest condolences to Firefighter Slutman‘s family, the families of the other service members who bravely served alongside him, and the entire FDNY…

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Meet our 2019 Half Marathon Team: Samantha Marrone

Samantha Marrone is no stranger to running and started as a cross country runner in middle school. From there she added winter track and it was only a matter of time before she picked up road races in college. She was always an active an athletic kid who enjoyed the competitive nature of pushing herself…

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Meet our 2019 Half Marathon Team: Brendan Dunn

Brendan Dunn started running with his father when he was just a kid; and now he’s running as a member of Team Answer the Call in the 2019 NYC United Half Marathon. This wouldn’t be the first time that he’s run for our organization as he’s also run the NYC marathon for Answer the Call…

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Meet our 2019 Half Marathon Team: Brittany Diamond

Brittany Diamond never really ran before signing up to be on Team Answer the Call for this year’s NYC United Half Marathon; as a matter of fact, she didn’t even start actually running until two days after she registered. In her own words, she’s not a runner at all, and her family and friends are…

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Meet our 2019 Half Marathon Team: Eileen Pape

Eileen Pape has never really considered herself a “runner”- even though she played sports all through high school and in college, running was never the goal. Over the last few years, she has been taking strides to get healthier and as a result running became the goal She decided she wanted to run in a…

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