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BENEFITING: Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation

EVENT: New York City 2016

EVENT DATE: Sep 25, 2016

Sonnia Morstatt

THE STORY:

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation has always been one that I admired. Being so close to New York City, I personally knew people who were directly effected by the 9/11 terror attacks. This run, which is made to follow New York City Firefighter Stephen SIller's last footsteps as he, after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers, lost his life attempting to save others. The goal of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is to continue Stephen’s legacy by supporting our nation’s first responders and service members. The foundation supports Building for America’s Bravest which constructs specially adapted smart homes for our most catastrophically injured service members. In January 2015, the Foundation also raised over one million dollars to fully pay off the mortgages for the families of slain NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Luis Ramos.

 

When my husband and I began dating, I learned that his father, Fire Fighter Joseph A. Morstatt, had been a huge part of this tragic time. He spent countless days, which turned into weeks and months, assisting in the search and recovery mission at Ground Zero. After his retirement, he began assisting in a traveling 9/11 exhibit. Below is a link to a great article in which my father in law explains more about the Siller foundation and his role and reasoning in traveling with the exhibit:

 

http://www.northjersey.com/news/traveling-9-11-exhibit-comes-to-mahwah-video-1.1391188

 

Unfortunately, like too many people who were at Ground Zero after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, my father in law discovered he had 9/11 related cancer in 2013. He fought a tough battle and we are all blessed to have had the years he fought through. Unfortunately, he succumbed to his illness and passed away March 5th, 2016. His life was dedicated to always serving and helping others. To put into words is love for being a fireighter and for his dedication to helping other would be impossible. He was a contributor to the Stephen Siller Foundation which I wasn't even aware of when I ran my first Tunnel to Towers run last year. I just knew I wanted to show my appreciation for those who run toward tragedy and put their lives on the line everyday and contribute in my small way to such an amazing foundation.

 

This year, I am running in his memory. I hope to raise a small portion of what he was able to raise and continue to support this amazing cause. If you would like to run or walk with us on September 25th, please follow the link below:

http://t2tnyc.eventbrite.com?team_token=1644620-32s41

Or find our group name : In Memory of Firefighter Joseph A. Morstatt when registering for the event. If you have already registered and would like to be added to our group, you can edit your this preference on your ticket.

If you can not participate, any donations to the cause would be sincerely appreciated. Please, pass along to your friends and family as well!

 

Thank you!!

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$2,132

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jessica Mulvihill Moran

    $25

  • Jennifer Hauk

    $50

  • Kerry Haring

     

  • The De Vito's

    $50

  • Dana Nazarechuk

    $100

  • Christopher and Tara Morstatt

    $100

  • Rick O'Brien

    $100

  • Donna & Paul Lind

    $50

  • Bob and Cindy Reynolds

    $100

  • Jamie Corrao

    $50

  • Arroyo Family

     

  • Diana & Jack

    $100

  • Thomas Hughes

    $50

  • Gaius Ebratt

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Jason Dunn

    $100

  • Ruth Portsmouth

    $25

  • Meg James

    $25

  • Doris and Kevin

    $50

  • Joseph T. Morstatt

    $137.30

  • Collado Family

    $50

  • Shaunt Hosdaghian and Family

    $25

  • Tracie and Rick Babcock

    $50

  • Igor Lacertis Photography

    $50

  • Danielle Mann

    $25

  • Lisa Parent

    $25

  • Colleen McMahon

    $100

  • Jeff Cool Retired Rescue #3 FDNY

    $200

  • Melissa

    $25

  • Ryan Lind

    $100

  • Heather & Steve Carr

    $50

  • Ulrich family

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Rod & Erica Rinker

    $20

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107% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Rod & Erica Rinker

Rod & Erica Rinker

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Joseph A. Morstatt 2 years ago

Ulrich family

Ulrich family

2 years ago

Heather & Steve Carr

Heather & Steve Carr

DONATION: $50

O/B/O of your Florida Law Enforcement Family! 2 years ago

Ryan Lind

Ryan Lind

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Melissa

Melissa

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Jeff Cool Retired Rescue #3 FDNY

Jeff Cool Retired Rescue #3 FDNY

DONATION: $200

Joe Morstatt 2 years ago

Colleen McMahon

Colleen McMahon

DONATION: $100

In memory of Joseph A. Morstatt, you will never be forgotten! Your courage, your fight but most of all your loyalty to those who were in need, you were their hero, you are our Hero, FOREVER! 2 years ago

Lisa Parent

Lisa Parent

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Danielle Mann

Danielle Mann

DONATION: $25

2 years ago