Our VisionPutting First Responders First

The Ray Pfeifer Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization dedicated to assisting September 11th first responders, firefighters and police, 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.

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Do the right thing, even when no one is looking.Ray Pfeifer

Our MissionWe help those who helped others.

The foundation’s purpose is to assist 9/11 first responders with medical needs not covered by insurance.

Your tax-deductible donation will help someone fighting cancer and other illnesses as a result of working at Ground Zero after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Please donate to support our first responders today!

TEAM EFFORTHelping Those in Need. Together.

Large and small donations from individuals, companies and foundations are vital to our success.

Be socially responsible and support the 9/11 first responders living in communities around the country.

If you know a 9/11 first responder with medical needs not covered by insurance, contact us.

The GoalWorldwide Network. Local Impact.

Your gift helps. An electric scooter or motorized wheelchair will give someone independence and freedom to get around without relying on 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