Friday, May 23, 2008

For Memorial Day

As we approach the Memorial Day holiday, I’d like to
call attention to a unique memorial that is coming to
a close.

As a Pittsburgher, you are no doubt a football fan and
this space today focuses on a former player. George
Martin, a former football star with the NY Giants, has
taken an interesting approach to raising funds to aid
the first responders on September 11, 2001. I’ll let
Mr. Martin tell you about his cause:

About The Journey

Our mission is to help provide health care for the
surviving rescue and recovery workers who rushed to
Ground Zero after the 9-11 attacks, by raising a
minimum of $10 Million.

One day an idea came to George Martin, executive,
humanitarian and former New York Football Giants star.
Many of those who had rushed to aid in the aftermath
of 9-11 are sick with respiratory and other diseases
that can cause permanent disability. Some have even
lost their jobs and had no insurance. Mr. Martin
wanted to help.

Mr. Martin will walk from the George Washington Bridge
(NY) to the Golden Gate Bridge (CA), stopping along
the way to promote various events in support of the

The goal is to raise a minimum of $10 million for
medical care for Ground Zero workers. Mr. Martin is
looking to raise funds and, in addition, whatever
amount he raises, participating Hospitals and Medical
Care partners will provide a dollar-for-dollar match
in medical services essentially doubling the amount of
help care available for The Heroes of Ground Zero.

a Journey for 9/11 is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit
public charity and your contributions are

Mr. Martin is currently in Arizona and his journey is
almost complete. He has raised approximately $1.9M
towards his goal. On this Memorial Day, we can help
him remember by making a donation at and by asking others
to do the same.

Have a happy and safe holiday and we will return to
this space on Tuesday, May 27th.

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