First Responders Helping First Responders
Your generous donations help us accomplish our goals.
We’re here to help first responders sick with 9/11 related illnesses.
Putting First Responders First
The Ray Pfeifer Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization dedicated to assisting September 11th first responders with medical needs not covered by insurance. The foundation was established in memory of Ray Pfeifer, a NYC firefighter who died on May 28, 2017 from 9/11 cancer. Ray never stopped putting the needs of others before his own. He was a leading force in lobbying to extend the Zadroga Act through 2090, ensuring health care coverage for 75,000 people who need, or will need, treatment for health conditions developed as a direct result of 9/11 exposure.
"Do the right thing, even when no one is looking."
- Ray Pfeifer
We Help Those Who Helped Others
"My dad was killed on 9/11/01. He and Ray were good friends. When Ray got sick, I know my dad would’ve helped him. It was my turn to step up and be there for my father’s friend, just like he would’ve done for my dad. Ray’s will to fight, until the very last day, continues to resonate with me."
- Chris Howard
Vice President, The Ray Pfeifer Foundation
Helping first responders sick from 9/11 with medical needs not covered by insurance. FDNY's Ray Pfeifer died from 9/11 cancer.