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Meet our 2019 Marathon Team: Kirsten Sheridan

Although Kirsten Sheridan will have run six half marathons by November, this year’s NYC marathon will be her first ever full. In high school, she realized how much she enjoyed running by falling into playing soccer. She started running  in races with her cousin and did her first half marathon right before she graduated high…

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Meet our 2019 Marathon Team: Jennifer Deery

Jennifer Deery will be running in this year’s NYC Marathon alongside her brother, Patrick, for Team Answer the Call. The two will be running in memory of their father. He was a member of the FDNY and died in the line of duty on May 29, 1999. This will be the 20 year anniversary of…

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Day in the Life Program: Patrick Lyons at PwC

“Day in the Life” is our mentorship program where the teenage and young adult members of our families get to discover new possibilities for their future goals. Patrick Lyons is the son of FDNY Lieutenant Patrick J. Lyons, who lost his life in the line of duty on September 11, 2001. Patrick Jr. spent the…

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Day in the Life Program: Steven Sikorsky at Marvel Entertainment

“Day in the Life” is our mentorship program where the teenage and young adult members of our families get to discover new possibilities for their future goals. Steven Sikorsky is the son of New York Firefighter Gregory R. Sikorsky who lost his life in the line of duty on September 11, 2001. Steven spent the…

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Meet our 2019 Marathon Team: Katarina Markovina

Katarina Markovina ran her first marathon on October 30, 2018 in Suffolk County in just under four hours. Katarina ran in high school and then stopped, but her husband recently encouraged her to start up again. She used to smoke two packs of cigarettes per day for 20 years, but quit about 12 years ago….

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Meet our 2019 Marathon Team: Peter Phillips

Peter Phillips has been running since he was a young kid. He ran track & field in high school and all through his first year of college; normally as a sprinter focusing on the 110 meter hurdle, but he never tried long distance running – until now. This will be Peter’s first time running in…

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Recap: 35th Annual Game and Family Day

On June 5, 2019, the New York Police & Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund welcomed almost one thousand families and community members to Citi Field for its 35th Annual Game and Family Day. Guests enjoyed balloons, cotton candy, games, food, and more in Bullpen Plaza before cheering on the Mets against the San Francisco…

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We Pledge to Never Forget FDNY Firefighter Christopher Slutman

We join New York City and our country in mourning the loss of Firefighter Christopher Slutman. This tragedy is a sad reminder of the dangers our first responders face while protecting us both locally and abroad. We send our deepest condolences to Firefighter Slutman‘s family, the families of the other service members who bravely served alongside him, and the entire FDNY…

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