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Answering the Call: 2017 NYC Marathon
August 09, 2017

Hello! Kate Morley here.  I was only dabbling with the idea of running the NYC Marathon, but when I saw that the New York Police & Fire  See more
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THE STORY:

Answering the Call: 2017 NYC Marathon

Hello! Kate Morley here.  I was only dabbling with the idea of running the NYC Marathon, but when I saw that the New York Police & Fire Widows & Children's Benefit Fund was a charity partner, I immediately decided then and there that I wanted to run my very first marathon for THIS charity, in honor of my dad, and for all the courageous New York City Police Officers, Firefighters, Port Authority Police, and EMS Personnel who put their lives on the line every day for us. On December 23, 1986, my life was changed forever. That day, my dad, Thomas Morley, died as a result of complications from burns sustained in a fire while in the line of duty for the FDNY. My dad was FDNY through and through: he loved being a firefighter; his house was his family- his brothers, and he would be proud of me for representing Team Answer the Call in the 2017 NYC Marathon.  When he passed away, he left behind my mom, 43, my three older sisters (aged 17, 15, and 12), and myself (7). It goes without saying our world was turned upside down.  The New York Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund stepped in and helped support and uplift my family for years after my dad died. Of course, being a child, I remember the wonderful events they put on for my family and the other families who lost someone in the line of duty.  I have very fond memories from the annual picnics and games at Shea Stadium, and I still recall always feeling so special at the Christmas party. I am grateful for these happy childhood memories during what was naturally a very sad time. What I did not know, but know now as an adult, is that this organization gave financial support to my mother that was used to help keep us stable in the early years and go toward college for my sisters. Eventually, with their advice and guidance, we even learned about the Memorial Scholarship, and I was able to attend college on a full scholarship. My mom to this day talks about how supportive the fund was; a true godsend throughout the years.    This is our story, one very grateful family.  This fund supports hundreds of families, touches thousands of lives, who have lost their loved ones in the line of duty.  For me, this fundraiser is all about helping to highlight and give back to this wonderful charity that had such an great impact on my own life.  Please click the orange "Donate" box above so The New York Police & Fire Widows & Children's Benefit Fund continue to Answer the Call, to provide invaluable support to the families of New York City's bravest of the brave: those first responders who run in when everyone else is running away.   Many thanks for reading my story and your generosity toward such an exceptional charity that is near and dear to me!   
All the best,  Kate  

The mission of the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund is to support the families of New York City Police Officers, Firefighters, Port Authority Police, and EMS Personnel who have been killed in the line of duty. When these brave men and women make the ultimate sacrifice to protect our city, we believe it is our civic duty to support the families these heroes have left behind. Our mission is to reassure these families that we will never forget them or the sacrifice made by their loved ones. We currently provide annual financial assistance, host special gatherings, and offer a network of support to approximately 600 families. Our goal is to raise enough funds to enable us to increase the annual support we provide to these families. 

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  • Jennifer Blackman

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  • Regina Civetta

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  • Susan Maloney

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  • Anonymous

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  • Edward Morley

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19% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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The Team: $9,467 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Katelynn Walsh

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Carrie Regan

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Megan Breen

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Mike Reed

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Kate Morley

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$575

 

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Kristie Deptula

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Tim Fox

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Donor Comments

Talli Forlenza

Talli Forlenza

DONATION: $25

You're amazing Kate! 2 weeks ago

carolyn aversano

carolyn aversano

DONATION: $100

You go, Kate! 2 weeks ago

Laura Dello-Russo

Laura Dello-Russo

2 weeks ago

Edward Morley

Edward Morley

DONATION: $25

Way to go, Kate!! 2 weeks ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

You are amazing Kate! 2 weeks ago

Andrea Peet

Andrea Peet

In memory of your Daddy!!! 2 weeks ago

Susan Maloney

Susan Maloney

DONATION: $100

Good Luck Kate! 2 weeks ago

Regina Civetta

Regina Civetta

DONATION: $25

2 weeks ago

Mike and Lydia Ball

Mike and Lydia Ball

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Jennifer Blackman

Jennifer Blackman

DONATION: $50

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