REEL Cops Helping REAL Cops: Actors Molly Price and Tracie Thoms, both of whom have entertained millions of people with their iconic portrayals of law enforcement officers, will support the National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children’s Foundation (NLEAFCF) Hero Awards Gala on tomorrow in NYC.
Hosting the gala is Tracie Thoms, from ‘Cold Case’, the top-rated, Emmy-nominated TV-series. Well known for her portrayal of Cold Case Senior Homicide Detective Kat Miller, Tracie recently completed filming the feature film musical, Annie, with Jamie Foxx.
Molly Price, who will act as auctioneer for the NLEAFCF gala, is known for her starring role as Police Officer (and later, Detective) Faith Yokas in the crime drama series “Third Watch”. Molly began her television career with guest appearances on “Law & Order”. Her husband, actor Derek Kelly, is a real-life firefighter in the FDNY and was a recurring guest star on Third Watch as an FDNY firefighter. Created in the aftermath of 9/11 by Founder and President Alfred Kahn, the NLEAFCF serves the long-term needs of children and families nationwide affected by a line of duty death or permanent disability. At the gala, NLEAFCF will present awards including the Public Service Hero Award to New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton. The event is at The Edison Ballroom, 240 W 47th St,in New York City.
About The NLEAFCF
The National Law Enforcement & Firefighters Children’s Foundation (NLEAFCF) is dedicated to helping the children of law enforcement officers and firefighters lost or permanently disabled in the line of duty. When the ultimate sacrifice has been made by a first responder, the Foundation believes it is our responsibility as a society to ensure that their children achieve their full potential as active citizens and thriving members of the community. Through grants, college scholarships and family-friendly events, the NLEAFCF serves the needs of these children across the country regardless of how long ago or how recent their loss. The Foundation’s long-term commitment is a promise to the people who defend and protect us, a major investment in our nation’s future and in tomorrow’s heroes.