On September 11, 2001 as a young detective I volunteered to go to New York City to help the NYPD. After spending 2 days at Ground Zero i returned home keeping everything i had seen in my memory. To keep with my committment not to forget And to honor the fallen officers and Fire fighters every year on September 11th i run carryimg my USA flag. Since 2016 i starting running with the 9/11 Promise Run to never forget.
This year I will be running From North Brunswick to Ground Zero with the 9.11 Promise Run Team. I will be running in Honor of NYPD Officer Ricard "Richie" Lopez who died of cancer from working in the recovery at Ground Zero. I will also be running for NYFD Firefighter Mark Whitford who died on September 11, 2001 at the Towers and Dectective Miosotis Familia who shot and killed from an ambush in the Bronx.
This organization raises money to present scholarships for the children of first responders that lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The scholarships will also be presented to the children of hundreds of first responders that contracted cancer while assisting in the rescue efforts at Ground Zero.
The 9/11 Promise Run & Ride, established in 2016, is an event that is held to keep a promise that was made in 2001 when our country, the United States of America, was attacked. Many lives were lost, and we continue to deal with the aftermath. This event remembers the lives lost, and honors emergency personnel who on a daily basis respond with the greatest of courage, and our military who continue to fight for this country’s safety and freedom, here and abroad. The 9/11 Promise Run & Ride is not a race – but an event that is held for a bigger cause. There is no winner – or second place or third place.
In 2016, a team of seven runners from different backgrounds came together and ran from the Pentagon to Ground Zero while raising over $23K all of which went to charity. During this run, they connected and formed friendships with local fire departments, police departments and community members. They remembered, and they honored.
Each year, this event has grown in size and in fundraising totals. More individuals have signed up for the journey; more firehouses, police departments and community members have also gotten involved. To date, the event has raised over $230K all of which has gone to charity!
In 2018, the 9/11 Promise Run, Inc. became an established 501(c)(3) non-profit organization! As a non-profit, our fundraising mission is to provide scholarships to qualified children of first responders and military service members who have been killed or injured and are unable to hold employment.
We are dedicated to using 100% of donations raised by athletes for the scholarships that go to children of fallen and/or injured First Responders & Military Service members. In May 2020, we awarded 10 amazing kids with scholarships! We want to do that again in 2021!
We honor the fallen and injured Heroes while we lift up their children! @911promiserun #childrenofheroes #dctonyc #dctoshanksvile
For more information on the event or charity, visit: http://www.the911promise.org/