Annual World Trade Center Responder Family Fun Day is scheduled for August 23rd, Parker Waichman LLP Comments

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The 6th annual World Trade Center (WTC) Responder Family Fun Day & Picnic, held by the Stony Brook WTC Health Program and the Fealgood Foundation, will take place on August 23, 2015.

As the 14th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, it is crucial that we never forget the sacrifices these individuals made.

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm that has spent many years fighting to ensure that the heroes of the 9/11 terrorist attacks are never forgotten, comments that the Stony Brook World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program and the Fealgood Foundation will be holding the 6th annual WTC Responder Family Fun Day and Picnic on August 23, 2015. According to the WTC Wellness Program, hundreds of responders and their families usually attend the event.

“This event shows appreciation for responders and support for their families,” said Matthew J. McCauley, Senior Litigation at Counsel at Parker Waichman. “As the 14th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, it is crucial that we never forget the sacrifices these individuals made.”

Parker Waichman comments that the event is also important for highlighting the Zadroga Act, which is due to expire unless Congress takes action. The Zadroga Act established the WTC Health Program, which provides medical treatment and monitoring for responders and survivors, and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), which provides financial compensation. “These programs provide crucial benefits to the many responders who suffer from 9/11-related illnesses,” said Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney at Parker Waichman. “Reauthorizing the Zadroga Act is vital to the health and well-being of many individuals who selflessly answered the call for help.”

Parker Waichman actively worked toward the 2010 passage of the Zadroga Act, including taking part in grass roots and lobbying efforts and trips to the nation's capital, along with the firm's clients—other responders and survivors.

The firm continues to support the Zadroga Act and remains dedicated to fighting for the rights of responders and survivors. Recently, Parker Waichman was involved in the “Take Action” tool that allows responders, survivors, and advocates to review their Congresspersons' activities concerning the upcoming expiration of the James Zadroga Act. Parker Waichman assisted with the research on, and creation of, the Take Action Tool, which may be accessed at: Renew 911 Health Organization's website.

Parker Waichman, which worked, and continues to fight, alongside Ground Zero first responders, survivors, and their advocates, to help ensure passage of the Zadroga Act and its amendments, vows to continue its efforts to safeguard these heroes and ensure that they receive all of the Zadroga Act compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one are eligible for compensation under the Zadroga Act, and would like assistance with your claim, or if you or a loved one have been injured as a result of toxic exposure, please visit Parker Waichman's website or call 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636).

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