Police officers, firefighters, and EMTs who were seriously injured or killed in the line of duty, and their families, the Wounded Warrior Project, and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation all will benefit from funds raised at the Responders Run Motorcycle Rally on August 11.
The rally will feature music by country star Kenny Curcio, vendor booths, and refreshments. The motorcycle run will begin and end at VFW Paramus Memorial Post 6699, 6 East Winslow Place (north of Route 4, and east of Route 17). The route is through Bergen County.
“This run could not have been possible without the support of our sponsors, including the New York Giants, Alan C. Marcus of the Marcus Group, the Bergen County Police Chiefs Foundation, and J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, with support from Paramus Mayor Richard LaBarbiera and the Borough Council,” Bob Nesoff said.
Mr. Nesoff, president of the Responders Run, is a past president of the former New Milford Jewish Center and was a JCC Paramus/Congregation Beth Tikvah board member. Howard Cohn, also a past NMJC president, is a JCCP/CBT member, and Responders Run secretary, and Dave Hurwitz, group treasurer, is a former NMJC member.
Mr. Curcio, who wrote and recorded a hit song, “American Soldier,” to honor military members, will perform. Mr. Curcio teamed up with Operation Yellow Ribbon to dedicate a portion of the CD sales to the organization. Operation Yellow Ribbon sponsors welcome-home events for local veterans and has collected supplies to send to service members. After Mr. Curcio’s performance, he will sell and sign copies of his CD.
The first 300 Responders Run registrants will receive commemorative T-shirts. Registration will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m.; opening ceremonies will be from 9:30 to 10, when the run will begin. For more information go to the group’s Facebook page.