My uncle John Moschella passed away in December 2018 due to a 9/11 related cancer diagnosis, and I am proud to be running the NYC Marathon in his honor, and in support of my Aunt Nancy. My uncle was so athletic, always running around, and playing sports. I know he would be so proud of me and would be cheering me on if he were still here today, especially for such a cause so near and dear to his heart.
The mission of the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund (Answer the Call) 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 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.
Our first responders come running whenever we need help. It's time we do the same for them.