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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Diaz Calls Charlop 'Tireless Advocate'

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.

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.
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.


  1. We will miss Meg Charlop terribly, a true believer in the Bronx and a tireless builder of a better world. Until her tragic death yesterday, Meg championed many good causes, including urban bicyling. It would be a fitting tribute to dedicate and re-name the Tour de Bronx in her honor.

  2. This Sunday, March 21, 2011 Bronx Jewish Community Council will again be delivering Passover Food packages to the homebound elderly in the Bronx. What will mark this delivery as different from probably from almost the last 20 years is that MEGAN CHARLOP will not be helping. Her regular participation with her family is just one more example of how every day of her life Megan managed some effort towards “Tikkum Olam” (To repair the world). We were privileged to have her in the Bronx repairing the world around us. Zichrona L’vracha – May her memory be a blessing.

    Brad Silver
    Bronx Jewish Community Council

  3. As a friend of Meg Charlop I feel it would be a fitting tribute to rename the Tour de Bronx for Meg. It would also be a fitting tribute to rename a street or area of the Bronx for her. Meg was truly a one-of-a-kind person. We will be hardpressed to find another Meg Charlop. Mary Lou Lachman


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