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New 9/11 Book Inspires New York Musician

 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:11 pm    Post subject: New 9/11 Book Inspires New York Musician
From Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:00 am to Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:59 am (included)
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New 9/11 Book Inspires New York Musician



NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2008 -- Days after the Twin Towers fell, thousands of first

responders aided New York in its devastating crisis, giving Americans a great sense of

hope. Seven years later, many of these heroes have been forgotten - and worse, over

15,000 have become gravely ill.

Steven Centore, author of the new book One of Them: A First Responder's Story, was one

of the many who volunteered to assist in the immediate aftermath of the attack on

September 11, 2001, and then during the eighteen-month long recovery efforts.

Mr. Centore's book has shed light on the neglect of these first responders, and caught the

attention of New York musician Paul Zunno.

"After reading One of Them, I felt compelled to raise awareness about the great sacrifice

that was made by these men and women," says the musician.

In an attempt to get involved, Mr. Zunno recorded the new single, "Hold Me Up" and

teamed up with John Feal, founder and president of the FealGood Foundation (a

non-profit organization, created to educate the public about the health effects on 9/11 first

responders, and provide financial assistance to these people). For more information you

can visit http://www.feelgoodfoundation.com.

"The attack didn't end on September 11th," says Mr. Centore. "It continues to this day, as

first responders suffer from the aftereffects. It's almost like radiation poisoning after a

nuclear attack - first come the initial victims and then, those who've been poisoned by the

clouds of lethal dust."

As of today, the toxins at Ground Zero have affected:

-- 4,517 people with upper respiratory ailments

-- 3,857 with lower respiratory illness

-- 398 with lung disease

-- 2,616 with asthma

-- 1,340 with sleep apnea

-- 2,528 with a heart condition caused or worsened by 9/11

"And that's only what's been officially reported in medical records," says Mr. Centore.

"There are a host of other ailments such as cancer, diseases affecting vital organs and

mental health issues."

"I'm a New Yorker and should have known about this [issue] much sooner," says Mr.

Zunno. "'Hold Me Up' is probably one of the most personal songs I have ever written, and

I wanted Steve, John and all of the responders to know that they have my support."

In a joint effort to assist Ground Zero workers, Mr. Zunno has decided to donate 100% of

the profits of his new song (available for download on iTunes and CDbaby.com) to the

FealGood Foundation. For more information you can visit http://www.zunno.com.

"I think given the opportunity most people would want to contribute to this cause," says

Mr. Zunno. "Here's their chance to help while the political end of this gets worked out."

To buy the breakout book One of Them: A First Responder's Story, visit

http://www.SteveCentore.com. The book is also available on Borders.com, Amazon.com

and BarnesandNoble.com. Contact Steve Centore directly at Scentore@yahoo.com.



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Steve Centore
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