TOMMY PHELAN MEMORIAL 5K, SUNDAY APRIL 29, 9:00AM, PROSPECT PARK

Friends of Firefighters is dedicated to addressing the physical, mental health, and wellness needs of New York City’s firefighters and their families. Please join us on a beautiful spring morning as we run and walk in honor of Firefighter and Marine Pilot Tommy Phelan, a dear friend and beloved 9/11 rescuer who passed away last month of WTC-related cancer. Bib pick-up will begin at 7:30AM with a scheduled start time of 9:00AM for the run. All funds raised through the race will allow ​us to continue to provide independent, free, and confidential mental health and wellness services to active and retired FDNY firefighters and their families.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: THE COST OF REGISTRATION IS NOW $25; THERE IS NO LONGER A REQUIREMENT TO RAISE AN ADDITIONAL $200. ONCE YOU REGISTER, YOUR CREDIT CARD WILL ONLY BE CHARGED $25. IF YOU DO WISH TO RAISE ADDITIONAL FUNDS, PLEASE BRING WHAT YOU HAVE RAISED TO THE RACE ON SUNDAY.

We thank you for your patience as we worked with the good people of Generosity to make this happen! We are also establishing a scholarship at SUNY Maritime College  in Tommy’s name.

Post-Race Party to be held at one of Tommy’s favorite watering holes, Farrell’s (215 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215).

Bagels and light refreshments will be served to all runners. T-shirts will be available for sale.

  If you have any questions, please call us at 718-643-0980 or email info@friendsoffirefighters.org.

CLICK HERE TO GET REGISTERED!

 


 

Join us at Brooklyn’s Invisible Dog on Friday, April 27th for a lively evening of chili tasting, merrymaking, music, and fundraising for Friends of Firefighters!

Sponsored by Rockaway’s Cuisine by Claudette, with live music by Staten Island rock trio Radio Flyerz, this fun and delicious event will feature firehouses from around the five boroughs as they toss in their ladles to impress us with their best chili dish. There will be raffle prizes and the opportunity to bid on striking NYC photographs by talented fire department enthusiasts. All proceeds will go toward the continuation of programs and services at Friends of Firefighters. Tickets will be available at the door for $30, or you can purchase them in advance right here for $25.

We look forward to seeing you!


 

Firehouse Kitchen Talk with Chief Mike Gala | January 30th, 2018

Our Firehouse Kitchen Talk with Chief Mike Gala could not have been more of a success. Thank you to everyone who came out!

9th Annual Fall Gala / October 20th, 2016

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Fall Gala such a success. Thanks to you, we were able to raise over $160,000!

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View more photos on our Facebook Page. Click here to view the 2016 Fall Gala Journal.

Family Day Fundraiser / July 22nd, 2016

We had a blast at Summer Day! Many active and retired FDNY firefighters and their families enjoyed a visit from the FDNY Engine 329 fire truck, sports, a bouncy castle, glitter tattoos, t-shirt making, BBQ, and so much more at Fort Tilden Park in Rockaway, Queens. A huge thank you to all who helped make the day a success! Congratulations to Cecilia Rudden, whom we honored for her long time dedication to Friends of Firefighters.

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The day was captured in photos by Mike DiBartolomeo. Check the Friends of Firefighters’ Facebook page for more photos!

The Baseball Center Fundraiser / July 12th, 2016

The Stahl Organization and the Baseball Center NYC hosted their 30th Annual Baseball Hitting Tournament, this year benefiting Friends of Firefighters. Over 15 teams from law firms to athletic groups competed into the night to test their hitting skills at the Baseball Center’s batting cages on the Upper West Side. Many thanks to all participants and organizers!

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Laughter Saves Lives Comedy Fundraiser / June 29th, 2016

We had a great night at Laughter Saves Lives’ Comedy Fundraiser! Thanks to John Larocchia, LSL, Gotham Comedy Club, and all the comedians who compiled such a great show.click here.

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Generosity Brooklyn 5K / May 15th, 2016

FoF was excited to participate in the Generosity Brooklyn 5K for the third year in a row. Together, we met our goal of raising $15,000 to go directly toward services for our Bravest and their families. Many thanks to all of our participants and supporters.

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8th Annual Fall Gala / October 15, 2015

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported such a special evening on October 15; thanks to you we were able to raise over $156,000! For a list of auction items, sponsors, honorees and presenters, photos, and more, click here.

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