The Tunnel to Towers Run & Walk Series was created to honor the heroic life and death of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on September 11, 2001 after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers. Stephen had just completed his scheduled tour with the FDNY, and was traveling to meet his brothers to play a traditional round of golf. However, he decided to go back and help others, and unfortunately sacrificed his own life to help others on that day. (More on Stephen's story here: http://tunnel2towers.org/stephens-story/)
Through the T2T Foundation, we can follow in the footsteps of an American hero to honor all of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and support our first responders and military who make extraordinary sacrifices in the line of duty. This foundation currently supports families of first responders (FDNY/NYPD) and veterans catastrophically injured in service via various fundraisers and events.
I've personally walked this 5K in the past and it's an incredible experience. It's difficult to put the words together to do it justice, but it's life-changing and will leave a lasting impact on anyone from/in/around or involved with NYC on September 11th, 2011 in any capacity. You literally walk the journey from Stephen's firehouse in Red Hook, Brooklyn through the Battery Tunnel and up to the site of the World Trade Center. It's a unique experience and something you won't soon forget. My connection to the T2T foundation is two-fold: I'm from Staten Island, NY and still remember 9/11 like it was yesterday even though it's now fourteen years later. Also, the Siller Family owns Victory Sports, a small business on SI, which is actually the sporting goods store that supplied the uniforms/equipment for my Little League growing up.
My ask to you: Consider joining me in walking (or running) the T2T 5K on 9/27/15 (Info here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-tunnel-to-towers-5k-run-walk-new-york-city-registration-15331799826) or donate to this Crowdrise pay and help me reach my goal of $1K.
For more information on the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation please visit www.tunnel2towers.org THANK YOU!