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PIA Member Raises $28,500 for Disabled Vets By Running in NY Marathon

The insurance industry is full of hard-working dedicated individuals who strive to help their clients and their communities. But, John W. Bailey, CIC, of Dryden,...
November 22, 2006

The insurance industry is full of hard-working dedicated individuals who strive to help their clients and their communities. But, John W. Bailey, CIC, of Dryden, New York, and executive vice president of George B. Bailey Agency Inc. is an independent insurance agent who goes above and beyond to help those around him.

Bailey completed the New York City Marathon earlier this month and raised more than $28,500 - through donations from more than 1,000 clients and friends - for the Disabled American Veterans, an organization that provides a variety of services for disabled veterans and their families.

"My rights to speak freely, to live in peace and to enjoy my freedom, come from others who are willing to defend those rights on my behalf," said Bailey. "Participating in the New York City Marathon gave me the opportunity to give something back to those who have served in America's armed forces and in doing so became disabled. This is an effort I would like to see continued in future runnings of the marathon."

Bailey is past president of the PIA of New York. He finished the marathon in 4:28 and was the 20,956 person to complete the marathon. The New York City marathon included 38,000 participants. John W. Bailey is the son of former PIA National President William G. Bailey, who served from 1984-85.

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