Our Founder: Daniel J. “Rusty” Staub (1944-2018)

Daniel J. “Rusty” Staub was a legend on and off the baseball field. During his illustrious Major League Baseball career, Rusty played for the Houston Astros, the Montreal Expos, the Texas Rangers, the Detroit Tigers, and twice with the New York Mets. The decorated slugger was a six-time All Star and has been inducted into…

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Remembering and Honoring our Founder and Friend, Rusty Staub

  Message from Our Chairman: Late last night, we lost our founder, our friend and a pillar of the community. For more than thirty years, Rusty dedicated his life to helping others.  He worked tirelessly on behalf of the widows, widowers, and children of New York City’s fallen heroes.  Due to his vision and his leadership, the NY Police and…

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Our Prayers are with Rusty

“Rusty is a beloved, revered and larger than life figure at  the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund. He is held in the highest esteem by our Board as well as the widows, widowers and children of fallen first responders whom we have served for decades. Our prayers are with Rusty…

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Meet Our Marathon Team: Megan Breen

Megan Breen is a police officer in Yonkers, NY that is currently assigned to the motorcycle unit and has been running since her high school days. Back then she used to run at night to relieve stress and to clear her head, it was a way for her to escape and provided her with time…

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Meet Our Marathon Team: Micaela Keane

Growing up playing sports where running is involved, Micaela was always running but only for short distances. The mere thought of long distance runs intimidated her and it was not until recently that she began to find running enjoyable. After several weeks of training she found running not only enjoyable but also as a way…

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Meet Our Marathon Team: Kristie Deptula

After taking up running casually in college, Kristie Deptula has pushed herself harder and to greater heights.  A decade later, she has run in 5ks, 10ks and half marathons.  Kristie does her best to run at least one half marathon a year, and almost always for a cause.  Running for something she believes in gives…

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