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The Kerry Rose Foundation is pleased to announced that we have reached an agreement with Stony Brook University. We have pledged $10,000 dollars for commuter student services and off campus housing fire safety programs. In turn, Stony Brook University will create new events to be held in the fall and in the spring semesters. Stony Brook has cutting edge innovations and a strong commitment to fire safety. We look forward to a successful relationship with Stony Brook University.


Look for the Kerry Rose Foundation in the 2014 USA Today Best of New York City Magazine!

News — As of December 3, 2014 all residential leases in New York State must include conspicuous notifications of the existence or nonexistance of a fire sprinkler system. Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Enhance Fire Prevention and Safety

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Enhance Fire Prevention and Safety for College Students – named the “Kerry Rose Fire Sprinkler Notification Act”

http://www.active.com/commack-ny/running/races/5kerry-5k-trail-run-2014?int2014 5Kerry 5k 2nd Annual 5 Kerry 5K to be held on November 29th , 2014. This is your opportunity to run a gorgeous trail run in a nature preserve on Thanksgiving weekend.
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5Kerry 5K Trail Run – Saturday, November 30, 2013

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Photo courtesy Kate Warren

On January 21 2012, Kerry Rose Fitzsimons was killed in her Marist college off campus house along with her friends Eva Block and Kevin Johnson. Kerry was a senior studying biomedical science and was months away from graduation.

Kerry’s enthusiasm for life was contagious. She worked at our local music store, played guitar, violin, and piano. She loved all types of music, from classical to Dave Matthews and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  Kerry interned at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation – Norrie Point Environmental Center where she worked in the Hudson River with the glass eels project. Kerry was also working with a surgeon and planned to work in the medical field with cancer patients.