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31st Annual Gala: Watch Daniella Giammona’s Speech

This year at our 31st Annual Gala, Daniella Giammona, daughter of fallen hero FDNY Captain Vincent Giammona, reminisces the positive impact the New York Police and Fire Widow’s and Children’s Benefit Fund has had on her and her family while growing up. Following her moving speech she receives an exciting surprise by Kanicka Ingram-Mann, Senior Associate…

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Meet Our Marathon Team: Matthew Carey

At the young age of 17, Matthew Carey got involved with the firefighter program at the town he grew up in. Today he maintains the position as Search Manager in the New Jersey’s Urban Search and Rescue Team, which is a division of the New Jersey State Police Homeland Security Branch. Besides being a member…

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Meet Our Marathon Team: David Kilsheimer

For the past three years, David Kilsheimer and his wife Eve have been involved with the Benefit Fund in several ways. From joining us for events such as the Kickoff to the gift-wrapping drive, they have dedicated their efforts to Answer the Call. Running the NYC Marathon will not only fulfill one of David’s dreams…

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Answer the Call Lights the Empire State Building with NY Jet Nick Mangold

The Empire State Building was red, white, and blue this October 4th, as Nick Mangold and five members of our beneficiary families lit the skyscraper in honor of the New York Police and Fire Widow’s and Children’s Benefit Fund. Some of our family members came together to help the New York Jets’ center flip the switch,…

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Meet our Board: Ed Munshower

How long have you been involved with NY Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund and how did you get involved? I’ve been with the organization for 15 years now – I joined the team within the week or so following the 9/11 attack (in 2001) upon seeing a lot of fundraising for the…

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Meet Our Marathon Team: Norman Cerullo

           This might be Norman Cerullo’s first time running on Team Answer the Call during the New York City Marathon, but he has long been a supporter of The Benefit Fund. Over the years he has been involved with our organization in a variety of fashions, which includes serving on our…

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