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A New Career of Caring, Started in Death on 9/11.
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Brooke Jackman was a 23 year-old assistant bond trader who was one of 658 Cantor Fitzgerald employees to die on the morning of 9/11/2001. In her memory, her family created a Foundation
in her name, dedicated to promoting literacy, especially among elementary school children in New York City. Today, 'first responders' from New York's Police and Fire Departments "took some time off from their day jobs to read aloud to children at the World Financial Center in Lower Manhattan, as part of the first ever Brooke Jackman Foundation read-a-thon
Per the New York Times article
: "Since its founding, the foundation has distributed nearly 100,000 books and backpacks — dubbed Brooke Packs — often to "children mired in domestic violence and other predations."
The foundation also provided funding to Brooklyn's Family Justice Center
, which built a children's library this year and last month launched its first family literacy program, aimed at abuse victims.