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Welcome to the Dennis P. McHugh Foundation Website
Come on out
12th Annual Dennis P. McHugh
5K Run/Walk and Family Fair
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at
Fly Wheel Park in Piermont, NY
Whether or not you can attend the
race, be sure to print out the attached 50/50 raffle tickets, fill them
out, and mail them back. Winner need not be present. All proceeds from
the 50/50 will go to the Walsh family. Brian Walsh died on July 22, 2015,
after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer, leaving behind his wife Meg
and two young daughters, Collen 12 and Kayla 10.
Active.com Race Signup
The Run/Walk will
The Pee-Wee Run at
10:30 a.m. and
The Family Fair will be from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This year’s event will raise
funds for SHARE Africa,
which is based in Rockland County with an affiliate in Mbita, Kenya.
SHARE’s mission is to save lives, foster a sustainable future,
and vastly improve the quality of life of children and adults
in African communities devastated by AIDS, life threatening diseases, and abject
us help these orphans in Kenya
Thank you to everyone that
participated in the
11th Annual Dennis
P. McHugh 5K Run for Fun and Family Fair
on April 25th.
Click here to view race results.
Photos from the April 25th.
The Dennis P. McHugh Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was formed to honor
our beloved fallen firefighter Dennis P. McHugh (Engine 22 Ladder 13), who was
among the more than 2,800 brave rescue workers and civilians who perished as a
result of the attacks on the World Trade Center.
The foundation first focused its efforts by pledging $500,000 to the
construction of a new home for a local library.
Construction of the Dennis P.
McHugh Piermont Public Library began in the Spring of 2004 and was completed and
officially opened March 10, 2007.
In addition to naming the new building for Dennis McHugh, a memorial was placed
within the library to honor all those lost on September 11th. Following the
tragic events of that day, communities and people came together to support one
another and provide strength to each other and to those who were directly
The foundation hopes that the new library will provide a symbol to
that collective spirit and the positive power of community strength to overcome
The foundation was established by Dennis P. McHugh's family and friends to ensure
that his legacy lives on in as dignified a fashion as he lived his life. The
foundation chose the library as its project because Dennis was a firm believer
in the importance of education and regularly read to his children and took his
oldest daughter to the library as part of their routine.
Dennis’ wife Una McHugh hopes that through this project their children will see
that "Dennis’ spirit will continue to add happiness and strength to the
community where he grew up and started his own family."
The foundation is a recognized nonprofit public charity that has received its
501(c)(3) status, consequently all donations are tax deductible. Anyone
interested in viewing any of the supporting documentation regarding the
foundation should feel free to contact us, we will gladly oblige.
More events are being planned
to help fund other
community projects so be sure to log on occasionally or
visit us on Face Book.
donating to United Way can have their contribution go to the Foundation.
The Agency code is 069128 for the DENNIS P. MCHUGH FOUNDATION