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Montefiore Group Remembers a Friend

Fourty-three volunteers from Montefiore Hospital braved a rainy morning Thursday to plant trees and remember Megan Charlop . Meg, who lived in the Norwood, was known as the Mother Teresa of the Bronx died while biking through her neighborhood. Each year since her passing in 2011, a group from the hospital have aided the Bronx community by volunteering and planting trees in the New York City Parks as a part of Montefiore’s Day of Service. Meg was one of the first champions of the Bronx’s need for walking and biking trails such as the Bronx River Greenway and was active in that pathways development. This was one way she promoted healthy life-style and quality of life in a community where green spaces are in short supply.
 

"We think she would be proud of our work to expand the Greenway," said Joseph Sanchez, Outreach Manager at the Bronx River Alliance, who helps organize the yearly event. "Her dedication to the Bronx will continue through our work." The Montefiore volunteers planted 17 large trees throughout Shoelace Park just minutes away from where she used to live.

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