Updated: August 05, 2022 11:18 PM
Created: August 01, 2022 04:56 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - Operation Patriot Foundation will be holding a community charity walk at the Mall at Greece Ridge Center in honor of Officer Anthony Mazurkiewicz on Saturday, August 6.
This will be the third time Operation Patriot Foundation has held a charity walk at the mall. Hundreds joined the “Walk for RPD Officer Daryl Pierson” in 2014, raising $10,000 for the Pierson family, and hundreds also joined the ”Walk for W. Webster Firefighters" in 2013. That walk raised almost $4,000 for the families of volunteer firefighter and Police Lt. Michael Chiapperini, Greece Police officer John Ritter, and firefighters Tomasz Kaczowka, Theodore Scardino, and Joseph Hofstetter.
There will be a short ceremony honoring Officer Mazurkiewicz, with special guest speakers including Patty Pierson, sister of slain RPD Officer Daryl Pierson. Police, fire, and military personnel are expected to attend.
Registration for the walk begins at 8:00 a.m. in the food court, and the ceremony begins at 8:45 a.m. The walk will begin at 9:15 a.m., and a minimum donation of $10 per person is requested. The first 100 participants who donate $25 or more will receive a free memorial T-shirt.
Children 12 and under are free. Attendees should enter at the food court.
Proceeds will be presented to the family of Officer Mazurkiewicz.
Operation Patriot is an all-volunteer, non-political, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Rochester, comprised of a diverse group of volunteers from all walks of life. The organization was founded on September 14, 2001, in response to the 9/11 terror attacks.
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