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Getting to know 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…

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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 the team member who is definitely traveling the farthest this November! However, Phil isn’t running alone, his brother Patrick will be running alongside him, we’re told that is until one of them beats the other. They are sharing their training tips as time goes on but know that they…

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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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Meet our 2018 Marathon Team: Kacie Sabella & Maria Gage

Two best friends take on the NYC marathon together, both running for Team Answer the Call! With their friendship starting in college Kacie Sabella and Maria Gage have been best friends for 15 years. They are each others “running buddies” talking through long runs and continuing to motivate each other every step of the way. Maria…

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Meet our 2018 Marathon Team: Lauren Koslow

As a CPA at Ernst & Young, a runner, and a volunteer for Answer the Call’s Junior Committee, Lauren Koslow keeps busy. Often finding herself not having any free time to run until late at night.  This will be Lauren’s first marathon and it has her friends questioning her sanity. She has always felt an…

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Meet our 2018 Marathon Team: Kylene Sperger

  This will be Kylene’s second marathon, the first one taking place only this past April in New Jersey. She thought of it as a warm up for the NYC marathon. She knows that sounds slightly crazy but wanted to ease her nerves going into such a well known race. Running the NYC marathon has been…

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