9/11 Tribute Center programs are offered throughout the year. Lectures, educational workshops and support programs are available to unite family members who lost loved ones, survivors, Lower Manhattan residents, rescue and recovery workers and volunteers who assisted in the aftermath of 9/11. Visit tributewtc.org for a schedule of upcoming programs and events.
In the spring of 2014, Chris Waltenburg is hiking the Appalachian Trail (at the age of 60) to support the Brent Woodall Foundation for Exceptional Children. The hike will cover more than 2,000 miles and will raise more than $10,000 for autistic children. You can learn about the details of Chris’s hike here, follow his journey here and learn about Brent Woodall and the foundation in his name here.Find out more »
From now through April 30, 2014, the Metro New York Chapter Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) are collecting gently-worn shoes in good condition in any style and size. The shoes that we no longer want or wear are creating sustainable economic means in other countries. Recipients of these shoes are eternally appreciative and incredibly resourceful with the shoes they receive. Your gently-worn shoes have life-changing impact in them. Please share this with your friends and family. Please contact COPS at…Find out more »
Many mementoes and letters shared in the impromptu memorials after the Boston Marathon bombing will be on display as an exhibit called Dear Boston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial. The exhibit will be on display at the Boston Public Library until Sunday, May 11, 2014. Running shoes, stuffed toys, signs, banners and other mementoes from around the world can be viewed. The entire Copley Square memorial has been saved. To view a digital archive of letters, please click here. Boston…Find out more »
Zeninjor Enwemeka, Boston.com The Boston Public Health Commission is offering a series of counseling sessions with trained clinicians to help people cope with the upcoming anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. “We understand that the anniversary may trigger a lot of emotions for anyone impacted by last year’s attack, and we want to make sure people have access to the support that they may need,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, the executive director of BPHC. Drop-in counseling services will be provided…Find out more »
Join the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network for a run in Prospect Park on Saturday, April 12, 2014 to raise funds for pancreatic cancer research. Pancreatic cancer was recently added to the list of WTC-related cancers and is rising among rescue and recovery workers at the World Trade Center. The run begins at 10:00am. Registreation starts at 7:30am. Online registration is open until Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 11:59pm Eastern standard time. Full details are available here. http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/ccp.asp?ievent=1089443&ccp=646636 Prospect Park –…Find out more »
As part of Staten Island’s Bill Welsh “Run/Walk/Crawl” 5-K Run, there will be a children’s Run to VICTOR-Y quarter-mile run in honor of Vic Navarra on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 9:00am in Clove Lakes Park. The Run to VICTOR-Y is free to all children 10 and under. All participants will receive a Vic Navarra medal. Vic Navarra was a lieutenant in the FDNY who worked the recovery effort after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. He died…Find out more »