BENEFITING: LEARY FIREFIGHTERS FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2011
Michele Moericke wrote -
I am running in the New York City Marathon for the Leary Firefighting Foundation in honor of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the day 343 firefighters perished in the line of duty. Please help me in reaching my goal by making a donation and asking your friends and family to do the same. Note, if you are a Progressive employee, Progressive will match your donation. You need to complete the form on the Highway.
The mission of the Leary Firefighters Foundation is to provide funding and resources for Fire Departments to obtain the best available equipment, training and technology. The Foundation was established in 2000 by actor Denis Leary in response to a tragic fire in Massachusetts that claimed the lives of Denis' cousin, a childhood friend, and four other firefighters.
The ING New York City Marathon is one of the largest and most well known world wide road races. I cannot wait to be a part of something so amazing. Training for a marathon is a true test of dedication and will. It will all be worth it knowing that I am helping others and working towards keeping some of our bravest men and women safe on the job.
There is no better place in this country to cross the finish line than in the Big Apple in Central Park. My favorite city!! Firefighting is also very near and dear to several family members and friends of ours, so being able to combine running, NYC and firefighting is the perfect combination!
This has been a goal of mine for years and this is the year it is going to happen. This is going to be a life moment I will never forget .
I sincerely thank you for your donation.