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Keith Palmer's Fundraiser:

Orio Palmer Tunnel to Towers Team

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BENEFITING: Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation

EVENT: New York City 2015

EVENT DATE: Sep 27, 2015

Keith Palmer

THE STORY:

#TeamOrio - Join Us!

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For the 4th consecutive year, the Palmer family is recruiting donors, runners, and walkers for #TeamOrio as a part of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K (or just people that want to meet up with us and drink beers at the post-race bar). This fundraiser is all about bringing together family and friends to have a fun day and celebrate the memory of Battalion Chief Orio Palmer along with the 342 other members of the FDNY that lost their lives on September 11th, 2001 while raising money for a great cause. So please, sign up, join us for a great day, and donate to help us to meet our fundraising goal! Thank you, from the Palmer's. 

Join the Thunderclap!: http://thndr.it/1LdzR7R

What's a Thunderclap?

In short, it's all of us saying the same thing at the same time. It's sort of like an online flash mob. If 100 people join the Team Orio Thunderclap by race day, the message in the Thunderclap link above will be Tweeted or posted to your Facebook status at the same time across all 100 people's profiles at 11:15am on the day of the race. The purpose of doing this is to try and get more donations to this great cause. You don't even have to be a part of the team thats running the 5K to join the Thunderclap--

If you'd like to help Team Orio reach the fundraising goal and show your support, join the Thunderclap!

Orio Palmer's Story

6 Minute Documentaryhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP51TrbyfsI

For those who haven't heard it before, here is Orio's story...

On September 11th, Orio was able to single-handedly fix an elevator in the South Tower of the World Trade Center and take it up to the 41st floor sky lobby. Once there, he went on to run up 37 flights of stairs to reach the plane’s impact zone on the 78th floor. Orio was met there by Fire Marshal Ronald Bucca; they were the only first responders to reach the impact zone that day. There he reported, “Numerous 10-45s, code ones” or fatalities. Orio directed survivors of the impact how to get out of the building, relayed essential information to firemen below over the radio in an attempt to form a strategy to combat the flames and evacuate survivors, and brought comfort to those stuck & injured on the 78th floor by assuring them that help was coming.

Unfortunately, his efforts weren’t enough to prevent the buildings from coming down. Orio perished in the World Trade Center that day when it collapsed, along with 342 other members of the FDNY. Orio’s heroic efforts have been recognized in documentaries aired internationally on the History Channel, HBO, CBS and others.

Race Day Details

Pre-Race Meeting Location: We will be meeting in the IKEA parking lot at the start of the race in Brooklyn. Exact location TBD. 

Post-Race Watering Hole: Barley Corn NYC - We have reserved the Donnegan Room on the second floor where we can order drinks and food. As far as payment, we're keeping it simple where everyone just pays for what they order.

  • Please Note: Thanks to my uncle Roger Murphy, we were able to book this room without any fee and the only ask from the bar is that we have no more than 3 checks to a table. I'll reiterate this on the day of. 
  • Location: 23 Park Pl. b/t Church St. & Broadway

Join our Facebook Event for the latest updates!

Donations

All donations go to Building for America’s Bravest, a program of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation that constructs specially adapted smart homes for our most catastrophically injured service members.

The Siller Family started the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to honor the memory of their brother, Stephen, 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. 

2014 Orio Palmer T2T Team - By The Numbers

  • 7,735 - the amount of money raised by our team and donated to the Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation
  • 142 - the number of individuals that donated to our campaign
  • 12 - of the 463 teams registered for the race, we raised the 12th most in donations
  • 70+ - more than 70 friends and family members came to run the race with us in September of 2014

2015 GOALS

  • Raise at least $8,000 in donations toward the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
  • Have 80+ family and friends walk or run the race as part of #TeamOrio
  • Most importantly--HAVE A GREAT TIME

REGISTER

$10,580

MONEY RAISED
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  • Aerotek Boston

    $140

  • Robert Goodman

    $25

  • Kathy Slough

    $25

  • David Salgado

    $50

  • Tim and Lori Dinneny

    $200

  • Delia

    $25

  • Batman

    $25

  • Po timmy Slev

    $20

  • Joe Loiacono NYPD 103

    $50

  • Leann Raya

    $50

  • Emily Clarke

    $25

  • Grim Family

    $50

  • Baratto Family

    $50

  • DAndrea family

     

  • The Dittmar Family

    $25

  • Nora Trudeau

    $20

  • Bill Jeffway & Chris Lee

    $250

  • Bob & Louise

    $100

  • Melissa Berkoff

    $50

  • Brian Monahan

    $50

  • Forman family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Sheeler Family

     

  • Travis Clarke

    $50

  • Chris Thompson

    $50

  • Melanie and Mike Kraut

     

  • Chris Beach

    $25

  • James Fedigan

    $250

  • John Roche

    $25

  • Melissa Krahn

    $50

  • Jimmy and Melissa Trione

    $50

  • Ellen & John Becker

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Barbara Murnane

    $25

  • Valerie Composto

    $20

  • Brendan Fedigan

    $50

  • The Van Antwerpens

    $100

  • Sheryl

     

  • James C. Fedigan

    $50

  • Patti & TK

     

  • Marybeth Cully

    $25

  • Wendy Mills

    $11

  • Joe Beck

    $100

  • Joanne Cuomo

    $100

  • Rosanne Castiello

    $25

  • Maureen

    $11

  • Rae Jeanne Street

    $25

  • The McCaffreys

    $100

  • Anne Sullivan

    $25

  • Walter Jr. and Mary Ellen

    $200

  • carol and don moore

    $25

  • Grandma and Pop-Pop Eckley

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Carmen Sarro

     

  • Joanne McDonough

    $150

  • Angelou

    $50

  • Debbie Palmer

    $250

  • Anne Lydon

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Barbara Hayes

    $100

  • Pat and Carol Cully

    $50

  • Deb C.

    $25

  • Eileen and Mark Spencer

    $50

  • Chelsea Starna

    $100

  • John & Chris Coleman

    $50

  • Susan and Marty Huben

    $50

  • Sue McSherry

    $25

  • Terri (Amigroni) & Bert Rappaport

    $50

  • Casey Runfola

    $25

  • Shawn Runfola

    $50

  • Tina Bonanno

    $25

  • Kris O'Connor

     

  • Steve Pelletier

    $25

  • Brittany D

    $30

  • Jackson Barber

    $25

  • Al Feliu

    $100

  • Chris Conroy

    $25

  • Terry Hughes

    $200

  • Terg

    $50

  • P.O. Estrada

    $25

  • Eva Milone

    $20

  • The Geary Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Laura

    $20

  • Jeff & Karen Daly

    $50

  • The Mulvey Family

    $300

  • Mom & Dad- IDLIFE

    $50

  • Weber Family

    $20

  • Pidge Miller

    $25

  • David and Harriet Palmer

    $100

  • Kristin McAteer

     

  • Mitchell, Cathy, Aaron, Sophia Levine

    $200

  • Nancy Napolitano

    $50

  • The Barretts

    $25

  • Diana Germano Reinkraut

    $100

  • way to go TeamOrio!!!

    $100

  • Jim Grogan

    $50

  • Copper Bracelet Sisters

    $100

  • Orio Palmer

    $20

  • Charly Viemeister

    $50

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132% Raised of $8,000 Goal

The Team: $10,580 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Keith Palmer

Amount Raised

$2,880

 

36% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Deborah Palmer

Amount Raised

$1,350

Fundraiser Title

Kristin McAteer

Amount Raised

$1,220

Fundraiser Title

Nick Mancini

Amount Raised

$630

Fundraiser Title

Thomas Daly

Amount Raised

$600

Fundraiser Title

Rob Jeffway

Amount Raised

$450

Fundraiser Title

Ken Prior

Amount Raised

$450

Fundraiser Title

James Fedigan

Amount Raised

$425

Donor Comments

Charly Viemeister

Charly Viemeister

DONATION: $50

Dan - thank you for doing this. I'm so sorry I'm so late but I appreciate your effort and happy to keep the memory of all these beautiful souls we lost alive! 2 years ago

Orio Palmer

Orio Palmer

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Copper Bracelet Sisters

Copper Bracelet Sisters

DONATION: $100

I walked to honor my sister's bracelet. Chief Palmer. And my bracelet, Ladder 101. 2 years ago

Jim Grogan

Jim Grogan

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

way to go TeamOrio!!!

way to go TeamOrio!!!

DONATION: $100

Orio Palmer 2 years ago

Diana Germano Reinkraut

Diana Germano Reinkraut

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

The Barretts

The Barretts

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Nancy Napolitano

Nancy Napolitano

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Mitchell, Cathy, Aaron, Sophia Levine

Mitchell, Cathy, Aaron, Sophia Levine

DONATION: $200

In memory of Orio, great man, father, and friend. And to all those who selflessly sacrifice everyday for others. 2 years ago

Kristin McAteer

Kristin McAteer

2 years ago