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Meet our 2018 Marathon Team: Owen McCrudden

Owen’s father, Owen McCrudden Sr., first got him interested in running. He started bringing Owen on runs when he was only four years old. Owen’s father had run over 50 marathons and was an extremely dedicated runner. He was also an FDNY Chief in the South Bronx and a Captain in Harlem. Unfortunately, Owen McCrudden Sr….

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Meet our Junior Committee: Jessica Nolan

How long have you been involved with NY Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund and how did you get involved? – I have been involved for about 10 years now and I got involved because my dad, John Nolan, is a board member. What made you want to get involved with Answer the…

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Meet our 2018 Marathon Team: Pierce Leonard

“Wow, I am about to run a marathon!” exclaims Pierce Leonard.   Pierce has always been an athlete, but running is a new habit he has gotten into. He loves the challenge running has to offer, both mentally and physically. He has found it very therapeutic for himself, a time to start or end the…

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Meet our 2018 Marathon Team: Phil Monday

As a Utah resident, Phil is definitely the member of Team Answer the Call who is traveling the farthest this November!  However, Phil won’t be traveling or running alone! His brother Patrick will be running alongside him… or at least until one of the brothers take the lead. They both love a little friendly competition! …

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Meet our 2018 Marathon Team: Kathryn Rasweiler

Kathryn is a second generation New York City Marathon runner. Her father gave her the inspiration to run the NYC marathon because he had done it back in the 70’s. He is a retired FDNY Battalion SOC Chief. Her mother is an EMS Captain and her boyfriend is an NYPD officer. Kathryn is no stranger…

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Take our Kids to Work Day: Samantha Stewart at Alvin Ailey

Take your kids to work day is a day for the up and coming generation to see where their dreams can take them. 12-year-old Samantha Stewart is the daughter of NYPD Detective, Dillon Stewart, who lost his life in the line of duty on November 28th, 2005. From left to right: Alexis Stewart, Leslyn Stewart,…

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Meet our 2018 Marathon Team: Aileen Iorio

Aileen Iorio started her running career and the start of her real career at the same time. She went to Hofstra University where she studied to obtain her law degree. A law degree is no joke, she was assigned heavy reading assignments and decided to combine her homework and her workouts. She would bring her…

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