Help 9/11 Fireman in Cancer Fight

Warwick Advisor - October 23, 2009

Warwick - Roy Chelsen of Warwick is a retired FDNY firefighter who battled bravely during the terror attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. After reaching the 30th floor of the North tower, he helped save many lives, including those of his fellow firefighters of Engine 28.

Now he is in a race against time. He has multiple myeloma cancer and needs a marrow or stem cell transplant.

A tricky tray fundraiser to benefit the Be the Match Foundation will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, at Mid-Orange Correctional Facility, located at 900 Kings Highway in Warwick. Food, beer, wine, and soft drinks will be available, along with children's games, music, and raffles. The suggested donation is $20. Kids will be admitted free of charge.

Donations of tricky tray baskets or prizes to raffle off would be welcome.

With the community's help and a successful fundraiser Roy and his wife, Trish, will be able to fund more drives, according to organizer Sean Corrigan. More drives mean more chances that Roy and many others will find a cure.

For more information, call Corrigan at 646-489-6191, e-mail, or visit

To become a volunteer marrow or stem cell donor, call Be the Match Registry at 1-800-marrow-2 or visit