October 6, 2010 - New York - The Leary Firefighters Foundation, founded by actor Denis Leary, announced today its TEAM LFF will run again in the ING New York City Marathon on November 7, 2010. Both civilians and first-responders will represent the team in one of the world's most elite sporting events.
TEAM LFF is comprised of firefighters from Connecticut, Texas, Florida and New York, and civilians from the tri-state area, California and Massachusetts. Runners include a firefighter’s daughter, a U.S. Army Ranger (retired) and an FDNY firefighter who was the frontrunner of last year’s team.
“We greatly appreciate the dedication shown by every member of TEAM LFF in running this marathon to support our cause,” said Denis Leary, President, “We help first-responders who protect us every day and I’m grateful to our runners, sponsors and supporters for their participation and generosity.”
Through its partnership with the New York Road Runners, The Foundation was awarded a limited number of guaranteed fundraising entries. The proceeds raised by team members and supporters will go to The Foundation's charitable mission of providing fire departments with the tools they need to maintain the highest level of public safety.
TEAM LFF Founding Sponsors - Black Diamond Protective Equipment, Black Helmet Apparel, and Bushmills Irish Whiskey, along with returning supporters Blue Diamond Growers, CYBEX, Fireman's Brew and Thorlo are joined by new TEAM LFF supporters 9/11 Patch Project, Detour Bar, Food Should Taste Good, Joint Juice, Jox Sox, Inc., Juice Beauty, Kiss My Face, Molton Brown, SCAPE Athletic Sunblock and Thierry Mugler Parfums.
About The Leary Firefighters Foundation:
The mission of The Leary Firefighters Foundation is to provide funding and resources for Fire Departments to obtain the best available equipment, training and technology. The Foundation was established in 2000 by actor Denis Leary in response to a tragic fire in Worcester, Massachusetts that claimed the lives of Denis' cousin, a childhood friend, and four other firefighters. The Leary Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, visit www.learyfirefighters.org.
About The ING New York City Marathon:
The premier event of New York Road Runners, the ING New York City Marathon is one of the world's great road races drawing more than 105,000 applicants. Since the inception of the official charity program in 2006, more than 13,600 runners have raised over $49.2 million. As any one of the 672,000 past participants will attest, crossing the finish line in Central Park is one of the great thrills of a lifetime. For more information, visit www.ingnycmarathon.org.