Benefit Fundraiser in Support of 9/11 Health Watch Inc.

The 21st Anniversary Commemoration Benefit fundraiser to support 911 Health Watch Inc. will be held in person this year on Thursday, September 29th , 2022. 9/11 Health Watch monitors the implementation of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

911 Health Watch works to make sure that injured and ill 9/11 responders and survivors are properly cared for during their lifetime, but we can only succeed in that mission with your support.

Our honorees this year have gone above and beyond to advocate for 911 responders and survivors.

Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

Senator Chuck Schumer has been instrumental over the years in fighting for injured and ill 9/11 responders and survivors. He ensured the passage of the James Zadroga 911 Health and Compensation Act in 2010, the reauthorization of the World Trade Center Health Program in 2015, and the reauthorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund in 2019. Throughout his tenure, Senator Schumer makes sure our heroes and survivors get the care that they need.

Mario Cilento

Mario Cilento

Mario Cilento has a long history of fighting for working men and women. His work at the New York State AFL-CIO began in 1992; he was elected president in 2011. Mario Cilento has been a tireless advocate in Washington and Albany. Everyday throughout the years he ensures that the members of the New York State AFL-CIO and Survivors know the health benefits and compensation that are available to them because of the James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act.

Rupa Bhattacharyya

Rupa Bhattacharyya

Rupa Bhattacharyya served as the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Special Master from July 2016 until she stepped down in April 2022 when she retired after 27 years of career civil service. Under Bhattacharyya’s leadership, the VCF significantly reduced the time it takes to review and decide a claim and awarded over $8 billion in compensation to more than 35,000 responders and survivors who have become sick or died because of their exposure to 9/11 toxins. Bhattacharyya helmed the program when a bipartisan Congress reauthorized the VCF in 2019 to accept claims until 2090 and appropriated to it such funds as may be necessary to pay all eligible claims, thus ensuring both the program’s financial stability and that it would remain operational to assist victims of the 9/11 terror attacks for decades to come

The Event will be in person, COVID restrictions permitting.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

5:30 – 7:30pm

UFT Building, 52 Broadway

New York, NY 10004

Tickets are $250 each.



Logo of Turken, Heath & McCauley LLP

Turken Heath & McCauley, LLP


New York State Iron Workers District Council

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Benefactor ($5,000): Sponsorship includes 4 tickets to the Benefit as well as your organization’s name listed as a Benefactor online and during the event.
  • Advocate ($10,000): Sponsorship includes 6 tickets to the Benefit as well as your organization’s name as an Advocate online and during the event.
  • Champion ($25,000): Sponsorship includes 10 tickets to the Benefit and your organization’s name listed as a Champion online and during the event.

You can support our efforts and RSVP in two ways:

1. Download the invitation with response card, fill out the response card, and mail it to us with a check.

2. Buy tickets online with your credit card using our secure form.

911 Health Watch, Inc. has received a determination by the IRS that it is tax-exempt as a section 501(c)(3) public charity. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Last updated: August 15, 2022