I will be participating in this year's Tunnel To Tower event with several of my co-workers. At first I thought that it would be wonderful to participate in this worthy cause to show support of New York's Bravest. But then it took on more meaning. A friend of mine told me a story about her friend's husband who had been a member of FDNY and worked at the Twin Towers site. Like many who were there days on end, he was there during the events of 9/11 and for many days after. He became ill due to exposure at the site and shortly after we signed on for the race I learned of his passing. So now I am participating for those who gave all to rescue and protect New York on home turf. We hope it never happens again but in light of current events we must be ever vigilant. Fundraising for this cause is one way to say thank you.