FDNY ‘Cook Off’ fund-raiser aims to help 9/11 firefighters battling cancer


The FDNY has seen more than 1,000 cancer cases since first responders worked at Ground Zero.



They’re not just fighting fires.More than 1,000 active and retired FDNY members are battling 9/11-related cancers — and the department is holding a cook-off to raise funds and awareness.”So many of our members are suffering,” said Dr. Kerry Kelly, the FDNY’s chief medical officer. “On a given week we will see two to four new cases.”

The department’s ongoing fight against cancer will be highlighted Tuesday during a special “Cook Off for Cancer” at FDNY headquarters at the MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn. About 600 FDNY employees and friends expected to pay $10 to attend.

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