My name is Eileen Pape, I am 27 years old and a teacher from Long Island. This year I have been chosen to run the NYC Half Marathon on March 17, 2019. As part of growing up, many family members of mine were part of the service community. But I have been blessed growing up where my family members come home after being in the line of duty. Others do not. The Answer the Call Foundation, is an organization that raises money for those who have lost their loved ones in the line of duty. This inclues 9/11 families.
Thank you! NY Police and Fire Widows & Children's Benefit Fund, Inc. wrote:
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 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.
Now it's my turn to Answer the Call.
Eileen L. Pape