The Rye/Westchester Community will be meeting today at Claire's Climb in honor of the passing of Claire Gormley Collier of Stamford, CT, sister of Rye resident Phil Gormley. Claire, a 46 year old married mother of three, passed away following a courageous battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, or ALS.
Phil is the VP/Director of Friends of Claire, a charity created to support his sister and others fighting ALS, chairs the annual Jarden Westchester Triathlon at Playland Park, is a trustee of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and a Team in Training coach in addition to his full time position in the apparel industry. Phil, who lives in Rye with his wife, Nuria, and their three children, volunteers over 10 hours a week to charitable causes and organizes a dozen events over the year which raise over one million dollars.
Complete information for wake and funeral arrangements are available on the Friends of Claire website. Please read her incredible story and view her video, and/or donate to this worthwhile organization.
*Claire's Climb is located on the former Greenwich American (and American Can) property in Greenwich, CT near the Westchester County Airport and is the steep uphill climb during the bike portion of the Westchester Triathlon, where Claire has greeted triathloners in recent years.