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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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Meet our 2019 Half Marathon Team: Michelle Newman

Michelle Newman has been running on and off since college. Although it started as a way for her to exercise, she began to learn that she loves the way running feels – how it clears her head. For Michelle, running has become kind of an addiction, she constantly wants to beat her own records and…

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Meet our 2019 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon Team: Alison Reilly

On March 17, 2019, more than 20,000 people will be running the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon. Fifteen of them will be running with the NY Police and Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund on Team Answer the Call. They are running to raise funds and awareness for the families of fallen FDNY, NYPD, and…

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Meet our 2019 Half Marathon Team: Will Dawson

William Dawson started running in high school as a means of exercise, and now he’s once again running the NYC Half Marathon for the second time since 2016. This year he’ll be running alongside his fiance, who is also a member of our half marathon team, Katie. William attributes his love of running to the…

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Meet our 2019 Half Marathon Team: Heidi Moody

Heidi Moody’s sister is a crime analyst for the NYPD and this year they’re running together for the NYC Half Marathon. Although she’s run the half marathon once before, this time around is different due to the weather. Heidi explains, “The struggle this winter is the weather fluctuation and the threat of black ice –…

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