Here's Borough President Ruben Diaz's full statement on the death of Megan Charlop:
I join my Bronx family in mourning the untimely passing of Megan Charlop, who had been a friend to this office for many years. This is a devastating loss for not only our health community, but for the entire borough. Her tireless advocacy impacted the health policies of New York City in the areas of lead poisoning, nutrition and physical activity for school age children and most recently, the creation of a school wellness award, just to name a few. I offer my sincerest condolences to her family,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.Thanks to everyone who has written in to comment on yesterday's post. Seems there's momentum building to rename the Tour de Bronx the "Megan Charlop Tour." Readers, if you're serious about this and it appears that you are, Diaz is the man who can make it happen.
Ms. Charlop had played a role in the promotion of a number of events for the Bronx Borough President’s Office, including annual “Tour De Bronx” boroughwide bicycle tour and “Bike to Work Day” events.