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36th Annual Game & Family Day Recap

On June 23rd, 2021, the New York Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund welcomed beneficiaries and supporters from all over New York City to the 36th annual Mets Game, this time against the Atlanta Braves. After having to cancel the event last year due to COVID-19, we were so excited to be able to bring back…

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In Loving Memory of Cindy Rubino

The N.Y. Police and Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund mourns the passing of Cindy Rubino. Cindy was a generous supporter and a truly wonderful person. She will be greatly missed by everyone at our organization and by all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, especially her beloved husband, Rich,…

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Day in the Life: Sean Jordan with the 76ers

“Day in the Life” is Answer the Call’s mentorship program that allows teenage and young adult members of the families we serve, to discover new possibilities for their future goals. This year the program went virtual and participants had a video chat session with their mentors. Sean Jordan is the son of Andrew Brian Jordan…

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Meet Our 2020 TCS NYC Marathon Team: John Marinan

John Marinan has always been a very active person and interested in sports. He has also always been a runner, but it was just last year when he started running competitively. With the goal of running six majors over the next six years, he is very excited to be running the New York City Marathon…

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Meet Our 2020 TCS NYC Marathon Team: Mary Sullivan

Mary Sullivan  is looking forward to running her first marathon as a member of team Answer the Call. Her running career dates back to her high school years, in which she was recruited to run track on her high school team while in her junior year since she was previously active her whole life in…

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Meet Our 2020 TCS NYC Marathon Team: Sean Murphy

Sean Murphy has been running on and off for nearly nine years, and in those nine years has run in 9 half marathons. Although he has never run in a full marathon before, it has always been a goal of his, and running in the iconic New York City Marathon is definitely a bucket list…

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Meet Our 2020 TCS NYC Marathon Team: Frank Pizzo

Frank Pizzo is running his third marathon, second in NYC, and first as a member of the Answer the Call team.  In recent years, Frank has utilized running (and all other forms of exercise) as a means of fulfillment both physically and mentally, to always remember that pushing yourself to sweat is a privilege that…

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