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The NY Police & Fire Widows & Children's Benefit Fund NYC 2017

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November 05, 2017

I’m on my way to Staten Island to embark on my marathon and wanted to take a minute to thank you all so much for helping me reach my goal for  See more
Kate Morley

THE STORY:

Answering the Call: 2017 NYC

Hi everyone...I was only dabbling with the idea of running the NYC Marathon in 2018 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 which is special to me personally, 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, Captain Thomas J. 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 completely 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 after my father died. My mom to this day talks about how supportive the fund was; a true godsend in those years. This is our story, one very grateful family. There are so many more now, especially after 9/11 and all the first responders who got sick from months digging at ground zero. This fund supports the families of all those first responders, helps thousands of lives, who have all 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 "Donate" box above to help The New York Police & Fire Widows & Children's Benefit Fund, so they can continue to Answer the Call and 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

PS: Here is more information on the organization for you...

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.

$3,811

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jennifer Blackman

    $50

  • Mike and Lydia Ball

     

  • Regina Civetta

    $25

  • Susan Maloney

    $100

  • Andrea Peet

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Edward Morley

    $25

  • Laura Dello-Russo

     

  • carolyn aversano

    $100

  • Talli Forlenza

    $25

  • Patricia Marchand

    $150

  • Stacy McGratty

    $100

  • The Carrolls

    $100

  • Adrienne Otto

    $50

  • Colleen & Jeff Skelly

    $100

  • The Longos

     

  • Vanessa Boduch

    $40

  • joel simon

     

  • Alissa Dillon

    $50

  • Tom & Regina Dillon

    $50

  • Dale Brown

    $100

  • Karen Frankl

    $100

  • Elizabeth Morley

    $400

  • Ann Marie Leamey

    $100

  • Mark Lieberman

    $100

  • Ira Jacobs

    $50

  • STEFANIE BUGOSH

    $25

  • Lynn Finke

    $100

  • Keri Perrotto

    $30

  • Deanna Mosca

    $15

  • Viamedia

    $100

  • Scott Mounsey

    $25

  • Linda Mirandi

     

  • Cathy Calarco

    $91.64

  • Steve & Caryn Krucher

    $25

  • Raquel Caruso

     

  • Frank Flynn

    $50

  • Bambi Hinden

     

  • Allison Rolish

     

  • Rich Schlobohm

     

  • Rosie Cubero

    $50

  • Mariel Lennon

    $50

  • Jonathan Sims

     

  • Dana and David Donis

     

  • Tina & JimToomey

    $25

  • Dustin Hill

    $25

  • Jessica McKenna

     

  • Anna Zucker-Johnson

    $25

  • Jaclyn Gellatly

    $50

  • Erica Childs

     

  • Loren Caldon

    $30

  • Carolyn Mendel

    $500

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127% Raised of $3,000 Goal

The Team: $90,350 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Christian Johnson

Amount Raised

$14,625

 

293% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Katelynn Walsh

Amount Raised

$7,892

Fundraiser Title

Erik Johnson

Amount Raised

$6,600

 

132% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ryan Holgan

Amount Raised

$6,125

Fundraiser Title

Mike Reed

Amount Raised

$5,997

Fundraiser Title

Micaela Keane

Amount Raised

$5,725

 

159% Raised of $3,600 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rachel Trotta

Amount Raised

$5,690

Fundraiser Title

Tim Fox

Amount Raised

$5,270

 

105% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Carolyn Mendel

Carolyn Mendel

DONATION: $500

7 months ago

Loren Caldon

Loren Caldon

DONATION: $30

7 months ago

Erica Childs

Erica Childs

8 months ago

Jaclyn Gellatly

Jaclyn Gellatly

DONATION: $50

8 months ago

Anna Zucker-Johnson

Anna Zucker-Johnson

DONATION: $25

8 months ago

Jessica McKenna

Jessica McKenna

Yay!! Go Kate! We'll be on the lookout for you!! 8 months ago

Dustin Hill

Dustin Hill

DONATION: $25

8 months ago

Tina & JimToomey

Tina & JimToomey

DONATION: $25

So Proud of you Kate! 8 months ago

Dana and David Donis

Dana and David Donis

Run girl run!! So proud of you! 8 months ago

Jonathan Sims

Jonathan Sims

8 months ago