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Sean & Kyle’s 2nd Annual Lemonade Stand!

Last year, brothers Sean (age 6) and Kyle (age 4) decided they wanted to have a lemonade stand in their grandmother’s front yard. Most kids want to keep the profits, to buy a new set of legos or an ice cream cone, but not these kids. When their mother, Debi Griffin, suggested the idea of…

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Meet our 2018 Marathon Team: Jackie Lockwood

All marathon runners have a huge goal they share, however, one runner has that goal x 50. Jackie Lockwood has a mission to run a marathon in every state totaling 1,310 miles! Jackie started racing only 4 years ago and has thus far completed 7 marathons. She has checked off Rhode Island, New Jersey, Vermont,…

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Meet our 2018 Marathon Team: Matt Doherty

Matthew was always fascinated by Police Officers, viewing them as superheroes, people who can do it all. It was always his dream to join these superheroes and this dream became reality only two months after graduating college. Matthew Doherty is now a detective for the New York City Police Department. He has had the pleasure…

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Meet our 2018 Marathon Team: Kelly La Forgia

What better way to celebrate living quarter of a century than completing a goal of running your first full marathon? At least that’s what Kelly LaForgia thinks! At 25 years old she considers herself a lifetime avid, completing various half marathons over the years. She’s now ready to take on a greater challenge. Since she…

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Meet our 2018 Marathon Team: Kathryn Metz

For 11 years Kathryn volunteered in Chappaqua, New York as a firefighter. It was there where she met and fell in love with her husband! He is still active today and is the former chief. Her time in the Chappaqua Fire Department showed her how incredible the FDNY, NYPD, PAPD and all other emergency service…

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Meet our 2018 Marathon Team: Matthew Macina

Growing up on Staten Island Matthew was always athletic but never very interested in running. It wasn’t until after graduating college, when he no longer had the lacrosse team to keep him busy, that his interest in running really started to form. From there he worked his way up race difficulty levels to run his first NYC…

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Meet our 2018 Marathon Team: Melissa Halversen

Melissa is running the NYC marathon in honor of her father, James Halversen. James started his career as an FDNY firefighter in 1992 and served until he passed away in 1997. Since then Melissa and her family have stayed close to the FDNY as a fire family. She wants the people of other fallen first…

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Meet our 2018 Marathon Team: Tom Lucchesi

  Tom Lucchesi started his first responder career as a Police Officer for four years before switching to his current profession as a firefighter with the City of Newburgh Fire Department. He has been a firefighter for the past 12 years. This is Tom’s first marathon and he thinks of it as a bucket list…

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Meet our 2018 Marathon Team: Nichole Smith

Nichole Smith is a daughter, niece and wife of first responders all over the country. She recently moved from Seattle with her husband to New York where her husband will be joining the law enforcement community. Her husband’s Aunt, Moria Smith was in the NYPD. Moira Smith was the only female NYPD officer to make…

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