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Meet our Families: Monica Rogan, Daughter of FF Matthew Rogan

On September 11, 2001, Monica was only 10 years old. She was sitting in class when she learned that something had happened in Manhattan. “I already had a bad feeling,” Monica said, recounting the events of that fateful day. Monica’s family stayed up all night watching the news – scanning the screen, hoping to spot…

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Meet our 2019 Marathon Team: Christopher Maloney

There has been a Maloney in the FDNY for over a century. Christopher Maloney’s Great Grandfather was a member of the FDNY; and his Father and two Uncles are currently FDNY members with 65 years of service between the three of them. His family has a dedication to the department that runs deep and spans…

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Meet our 2019 Marathon Team: Amy Lucas

Amy Lucas started running as a middle-schooler, a track athlete running short distances. She continued into her time in high school, and, later, at Manhattan College. Years ago, she ran a half marathon. Now, she is gearing up for her first full marathon with Answer the Call. When she was thinking about running the NYC…

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Meet our 2019 Marathon Team: Danielle Ford

In 2015, Danielle Ford from Rockaway Park, NY, ran the NYC marathon for the first time for spinal muscular atrophy. The next year, she ran again, for multiple sclerosis. For the third year in a row Danielle will be running for a cause she cares about. This time, she will be running for Answer the…

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Meet our 2019 Marathon Team: Julie Ricevuto

Julie Ricevuto, a New York native, has been a dedicated runner since middle school, through to high school, like many of the runners on the Answer the Call team. This will be her second NYC marathon, but her first running with Answer the Call. This year, Julie is determined to improve her training process. “I…

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We Pledge to Never Forget FDNY Lieutenant Brian J. Sullivan

We join all of New York City in mourning the loss of FDNY Lieutenant Brian J. Sullivan.  Lieutenant Sullivan died this weekend from injuries sustained in the line of duty.  A true hero, Lieutenant Sullivan bravely served in the FDNY as a 27-year veteran of the department. We send our sincere condolences to Lieutenant Sullivan’s grieving…

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Sean & Kyle’s 3rd Annual Lemonade Stand

Sean, 7, and Kyle, 5, Griffin put on their third annual lemonade stand on Friday, August 2 and, once again, are donating the profits to Answer the Call! The idea took shape in the summer of 2017, when the brothers decided to have a lemonade stand in their grandmother’s front lawn. Rather than keeping the…

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Day in the Life Program: Samantha Stewart at Institute of Culinary Education

“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. Samantha Stewart is the daughter of fallen Brooklyn police officer, Dillon Stewart, who was killed in the line of duty in 2005. As part of “Day in the…

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Meet our 2019 Marathon Team: Anne Windberry-Mordente

Anne Winberry-Mordente started running about three years ago right after her brother, Patrick, passed away as a method to help cope with her grief. She was working overnights and not sleeping great so running ended up being a great stress reliever. Anne likes to clarify that she is by no means a runner and this…

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Meet our 2019 Marathon Team: Kathryn Metz

Kathryn Metz was a volunteer firefighter for 11 years – it’s where she met her husband, another volunteer firefighter, and not long after her brother signed on to be a volunteer firefighter, as well. Kathryn knows plenty of firefighters and she understands the significance of what they do on a regular basis. Therefore, when she…

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Meet our 2019 Marathon Team: Michael Santos

Michael Santos started running three years ago and has since then run two half marathons – one in Newport and one in Jersey City; the NYC Marathon will be his first ever full marathon. This year he will be running alongside Andrew Webber, another member of Team Answer the Call, as long as they are…

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Meet our 2019 Marathon Team: Matthew Rivers

The NYC Marathon will be Matthew Rivers’ seventh full marathon. In 2011, he was a police officer and starting running because of the Illinois Marathon – it ran through the city and he was tired of losing foot pursuits. Matthew wanted to be an asset to his department and not a liability so he trained…

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Meet our 2019 Marathon Team: Andrew Webber

Andrew Webber never loved running until it was taken away from him. Andrew played lacrosse through high school and college, and suffered an injury towards the end of his career and he needed four knee surgeries to recover. He was about 25 years old when he had the final surgery and he immediately committed to…

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Meet our 2019 Marathon Team: Adam Lublinsky

Adam Lublinsky is a Baltimore County Fire Fighter running for Team Answer the Call in his first NYC Marathon. When he was looking into a fundraising team for the marathon, he wanted something near and dear to him – something that he can wrap his heart around and support fully. Adam knows from personal experience…

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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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