On the morning of September 11th, 2001 my uncle, Chris Quackenbush, and nearly 3000 innocent people were taken from us by what was the most devastating terrorist attack on US soil. Chris Quack (as we fondly called him) loved nothing more than helping others and making those around him happy.
His success allowed him to give back in big ways and he really was a hero to so many people. He was dedicated to charitable work within his community, and through his foundation, The Jacob Marley Foundation. Anyone who knew him would agree, his influence not only helped others, but it motivated those around him to be better people. Inside and out.
Perpetuating his influence is why I created Team Quack and why we'll be participating in this Sunday's 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk. We give back, through your support, in honor of Christopher Quackenbush. So I humbly ask for your contribution today. Please do something for this great cause. Not for us. But for my uncle. And for all of the lives that were lost on 9/11/01.
Thank you for supporting us and know TOGETHER we are keeping my uncle's legacy alive by giving back to our community. Even better, we're also doing our part to support the preservation of his final resting place, our beautiful 9/11 memorial and museum.
God bless and #NEVER FORGET!
If you can't make it on race day, live in the NYC area and still want to show your support, join our team this Sunday (4/24) anytime after 10AM for our post-5K Brunch Celebration at Manhattan Proper (6 Murray St). #OpenBarSundayFunday
Learn more about Christopher Quackenbush and his generosity by simply googling his name or visiting the links below....
- His Memorial Site: www.christopherquackenbush.com
- His Foundation: www.jacobmarley.org
- An excerpt from an article by John Sexton, then Dean of the NYU Law School: www.christopherquackenbush.com/john-sexton
- A tribute site with posts from people whose lives were touched by his influence:www.legacy.com/guestbooks/guestbook-entry-print.aspx?n=christopher-quackenbush&pid=95442
Speaking of generosity....