This first stair climb up the nation's tallest tower will be a living memorial, by human endeavor, to the 9/11 first responders.
The mission of our Foundation is to honor the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. We also honor our military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country.
At left is Mike Cornwell on 103-floor Skyledge of Willis (Sears) Tower after 11-2-14 Skyrise for Chicago. Click arrow button below photo to see Los Angeles fireman Carlos Arellanes, whose team ran L.A.'s Aon Tower 4-11-15 in full gear with oxygen tanks, adding over 50 pounds of weight to each man. Click arrow again to see Mike Cornwell at finish line of the Aon climb.
Sponsor Ron Goldman wrote:
"Every noble endeavor requires both courage and endurance. It is with the force of this idea that I support the cause for which the T2T Tower Climb embraces and the extraordinary athletes that make it possible."
Sponsor Terry Dugan wrote:
"OK, Mike, you got me on this one. In memory of our friend Lt. Bill McGinn, NYFD Squad 18. He was with Squad 1, one of the first units to arrive at the Trade Center."