PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson FMBA was joined at their meeting this week by George Martin, retired New York Giants football player and founder of a Journey for 9/11.  Paterson FMBA members will be attending the foundations 4th Annual Giant Steps for 9/11 walk to show their support for this cause.

“The work that George Martin has done to help to raise awareness of the illnesses that are still claiming lives almost eleven years after September 11th, 2001 is so meaningful,” said Paterson FMBA President Carlos Pagan.  “He has used his fame to draw attention to an important cause and we are proud to join him for this year’s walk.”

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A Journey for 9/11 is a nationwide fundraising initiative assisting in raising awareness to mitigate the serious medical conditions faced by thousands of 9/11 rescue and recovery workers as a direct result of their service at Ground Zero.  From September 2007 to June 2008, Martin walked more than 3,000 miles from New York to California, raising more than $2 million for the organization.  Martin stopped at schools, fire houses, offices and police stations to talk about the challenges faced by Ground Zero workers.

This year the walk will be held on Sunday, September 23, 2012. Participants will walk from the George Washington Bridge to Fairleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack, NJ, and more people will join in at Hackensack University Medical Center.  For more information on the walk, visit http://www.ajourneyfor911.org/ .