7202 Astoria Blvd.
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
Description: Don't miss this event, which is a beautiful way to honor the 1st responders who died from illnesses that they contracted as a result of their work on "the pile" at Ground Zero in the aftermath of 9/11. Participants can feel free to walk, run, roll or stroll the 3.1 miles. The event is sponsored by The Firefighter Christopher Santora Educational Scholarship Fund in conjunction with Modell's and the cemetery. 100% of all donations will fund scholarships for the children of those responders, so that they can further their education and pursue the lives their parents dreamed of for them. See website for more information and to register for this event. Race begins at 2pm.
Following in the footsteps of his Firefighter father, Christopher Santora was a member of Engine 54/Ladder 4 for only 2 months before he lost his life tragically on 9/11. Before he signed up for the FDNY Fire Academy, he'd already followed in the footsteps of his mother as a teacher in the NYC Public School system. No grass grew under his feet, as they say. Christopher had a certain, special "something."
In memory and celebration of Christopher and the special person he was, the Firefighter Christopher Santora Educational Scholarship Fund is dedicated to the continuing education of young American students from all walks of life who have something special about them as well.