Statement from the Borough President Diaz: The Passing 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.
Neighbors in the Norwood community in the Bronx are reeling from yesterday’s tragic bus accident, which claimed the life of 57-year-old Megan Charlop, an avid cyclist and foster mom who was biking to Bronx schools to finalize a community gardening project. Charlop, who was nicknamed “Mother Teresa” for opening her home to poor and sick children from Africa and the Caribbean, died around 8:30 a.m. after getting clipped by a car door and falling under a NYC transit bus.