By Elizabeth Johnson
A fantastic 75-mile journey began Saturday, Aug. 27, from Manhasset to lower Manhattan to raise money for Tuesday’s Children, a Manhasset nonprofit that helps families of terror victims. Eva Casale, 51, a long-distance runner from Glen Cove, and handcyclist Michael Roesch, 36, of Shelter Island, began their 75-mile odyssey on Saturday from Manhasset to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City. The Footsteps for 15 run traveled through neighborhoods heavily impacted by 9/11 in commemoration of the 15th anniversary.
Casale has a group of supporters called Team Eva who run alongside her during the 75-mile race. The tag team is made up of men and women of all ages. Supported by two vehicles that follow Casale, one vehicle carries a Flag of Honor that is attached to the back of the car which is designed as the American flag with the stripes comprising all the names of the fallen from that fateful day.