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Theresa Giammona's Fundraiser:

New York Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund NYC Marathon 2015

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Theresa Giammona

THE STORY:

https://www.crowdrise.com/nypoliceandfireNYC2015/fundraiser/theresagiammonaIn In February 2001, my husband, FDNY Lt. Vincent Giammona was selected to run in the New York City Marathon.  He was turning 40 years old and running the marathon was something he really wanted to accomplish.  The fact that Vinny was turning 40 fueled his training and made him more determined to accomplish his goal.   Vinny was a runner his whole life.  It was a huge part of his daily fitness routine.  He would go for a run and our daughter, Frankie, would follow her dad on her bicycle as he ran.  It was a typical for them when he would run around Hendrickson Park in Valley Stream.

Vinny's 40th birthday was September 11, 2001.  We had a great family day planned and were looking forward to him coming home and celebrating.  He had worked a 24 hour shift on Monday, September 10th. He went for a run on Tuesday morning in the city before the horrific tragedy that changed our lives forever.  After the first plane struck the north tower, my good friend called and told me what happened.  I immediately called the firehouse and I spoke to Vinny before he headed out of the firehouse with the rest of his brother firefighters from Engine 24 and Ladder 5 to The World Trade Center. He was off duty and responded as a volunteer.  I told him to be careful and never thought these would be the last words that I would say to my husband.  On September 11, 2001, my husband, Lt. Vincent Giammona, made the Supreme Sacrifice along with 342 FDNY brothers, 37 PAPD officers, and 23 NYPD officers.   

Sunday, November 4, 2001, was the day of the NYC Marathon.  13 of Vinny's closest friends from SUNY Binghamton, brother firefighters from his firehouse and his sister, ran a tag team marathon wearing Vinny's NYC marathon registration number.   They ran a few miles each until  they crossed the finish line.  It meant so much to my daughters and I that they did this for Vinny because it was something that was so important to him.  In 2009, my brother-in-law, Steven, turned 40 and ran the entire NYC marathon wearing Vinny's sneakers! We were all so proud of him.

The New York Police and Fire Widows' and Childrens' Benefit Fund has been there for my four daughters and I from the beginning and has continously given our family incredible support personally and financially.  They are family! This is why I am so passionate about this amazing organization.  I couldn't think of a better way of giving back to the organization that has always been there for all of the families in their time of need.  I want to give something back to them for all they have done for my family.  I want to make sure that we help support the Fund to make sure we can help future families.

I am running this year's NYC Marathon in memory of my husband,  Lt. Vincent Giammona, and I am raising money for The New York Police and Fire Widows' and Childrens' Benefit Fund. Will you please help me reach my goal of $3,600?  To donate, just click on the DONATE  box to the upper right of this page.  Any amount would be helpful.  This money will help the families of our fallen police officers and firefighters in their time of need.  The Fund provides their beneficiaries financial assistance, scholarship funding, and many additional helpful programs.

Thank you for taking the time to read my story and God Bless You. XOXO

$6,871

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Don & Chris Courtman

    $200

  • Julie Homorodean

    $50

  • John Dunne

    $100

  • Katie Warner

    $100

  • BC Patrick Hawkins FDNY

    $200

  • coughlin family

    $100

  • William White

    $200

  • Hopkins Family FDNY

    $100

  • Shannon Giacomazza

    $50

  • Craig Hill

    $100

  • Michelle Torres

    $50

  • Gerry Moriarity

    $100

  • Gina and Jimmy Miller

    $50

  • Mongelli Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Patrick McCutchen

    $50

  • Keith and Danielle Frey

    $50

  • DEBBIE AND TOMMY WOJCIK

    $100

  • boccia family

    $100

  • Sal Hili

    $50

  • The Perrotta's

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Catalanottos

    $250

  • Accent on Eyes

    $100

  • Anne Marie Farrell

    $100

  • Abatemarco Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Chris & Marie Waugh

    $50

  • Audra Driscoll

    $50

  • Patrick McCutchen

    $50

  • The Colvin Family

    $50

  • Detective Robert Brager NYPD ESU

     

  • Kane McGee

    $50

  • Liz Monteleone

    $50

  • Cynthia Hannon

    $25

  • al & terri ianno

    $50

  • Uncle Ralphie

    $50

  • The Ennis Family

    $40

  • Craig Smith

     

  • Catherine Varvaro

    $100

  • Debbie Palmer

    $100

  • Chris & Maria Rooney

    $100

  • The Boogie's of Rockland

    $100

  • Joni Strong

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Maria Kjoller

     

  • Law Office of John Coco

    $125

  • Christy Loughlin

    $50

  • Nicole Reardon

    $50

  • Laura Gray & Barry Fox

    $100

  • Dennis Shelley

    $50

  • Sami Saad

    $100

  • Dorothy and Angelo

    $50

  • Antoinette & John Russo

    $50

  • The Messina Family

    $75

  • Linda and Manny Grettano

    $100

  • Steven & Michael Giammona

    $343

  • Nancy and Charles DePalo

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Drew and Jen

    $100

  • Margaret & Liam Rooney

     

  • Jim (JJ) Johnson

    $100

  • Billy and Margaret

    $50

  • sullivans

    $100

  • Toni Cortese

    $100

  • Mary Fletcher

    $50

  • The Mancini Family

    $100

  • john nolan

    $25

  • Vincenza, Tim and Linda

     

  • Dolores & Ron Marciano

    $50

  • Aunt and Uncle Garofalo

    $25

  • The Marciano Family

    $200

  • Maria Barilla

     

  • Heidi & Brian Palazzola

    $50

  • Gerard sisni

    $100

  • Nora Siegel

     

  • Doug and Maureen Coughlin

    $100

  • Cathy Mione

    $20

  • Rosemary Trovato

    $50

  • Darnelle and Andrew Kjoller

     

  • Michele Ambery

     

  • Barbara Burns

     

  • Tom and Michele White

    $100

  • Christine Aliverto

    $50

  • Joe Reardon

    $100

  • Wes Turner

    $50

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191% Raised of$3,600 Goal

The Team: $46,651 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Theresa Giammona

Amount Raised

$6,871

 

191% Raised of$3,600 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brendan Dunn

Amount Raised

$5,784

 

161% Raised of$3,600 Goal

Fundraiser Title

jessica martinson

Amount Raised

$4,225

 

121% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christopher Smith

Amount Raised

$4,152

 

115% Raised of$3,600 Goal

Fundraiser Title

James McInerney

Amount Raised

$4,070

Fundraiser Title

Jason Smith

Amount Raised

$3,650

 

101% Raised of$3,600 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer McInerney

Amount Raised

$3,475

 

116% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Shannon McKenna

Amount Raised

$3,355

 

112% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Wes Turner

Wes Turner

DONATION: $50

You are an inspiring woman! Great job speaking today and congratulations on the marathon! 4 years ago

Joe Reardon

Joe Reardon

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Christine Aliverto

Christine Aliverto

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Tom and Michele White

Tom and Michele White

DONATION: $100

Go T! Run like a wild woman! You can do it. We miss you 5! See you soon 4 years ago

Barbara Burns

Barbara Burns

4 years ago

Michele Ambery

Michele Ambery

You're an inspiration Theresa! 4 years ago

Darnelle and Andrew Kjoller

Darnelle and Andrew Kjoller

4 years ago

Rosemary Trovato

Rosemary Trovato

DONATION: $50

You are awesome! Run girl run.... 4 years ago

Cathy Mione

Cathy Mione

DONATION: $20

In awe of your strength, determination and dedication!!! 4 years ago

Doug and Maureen Coughlin

Doug and Maureen Coughlin

DONATION: $100

4 years ago