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September 18, 2017

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BENEFITING: Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation

EVENT: New York City 2017

EVENT DATE: Sep 24, 2017

DAYS TO GO: 3

Keith Palmer

THE STORY:

Join Team Orio! 

It's that time of year again - for the 6th year, Team Orio is banding together to raise money for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation in memory of FDNY BC Orio J. Palmer and to run/walk the 5K from Brooklyn to the Freedom Tower on Sunday September 24th.


How You Can Help & Be a Part of Team Orio

1) Donate! Every dollar helps wounded veterans through the T2T Building for America's Bravest program that builds smart homes for catastrophically injured veterans. The T2T foundation also helps families of first responders killed in the line of duty

2) Sign up for the race and/or Join our fundraising team and help us to meet our fundraising goal. See registration instructions below

3) Share our fundraising campaign with your friends and family on Facebook


Team Orio Registration Instructions

1) Click "Register for this Event"

2) Click "Register"

3) Select "Group"

4) Search for "Team Orio '17" & select

5) Select Runner/Walker option

6) Complete the checkout process


Team Orio T-Shirts

We have already sold all of our Team Orio t-shirts for this years race, raising more than $2,500 for the Tunnel 2 Towers Foundation!

T-shirts will be distributed the day of the race at the IKEA Parking Lot before going to the starting line


Orio Palmer's Story

6 Minute Documentary: YouTube


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” AKA 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 and the efforts of all other first responders 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.


During Orio's FDNY career he was published in a number of nationally distributed firefighting magazines as well as the internal FDNY newsletter. He also taught FDNY promotional classes at night while working toward his own bachelor's degree in Fire Engineering from John Jay College. Following his death, the FDNY Physical Fitness Award was named after him in recognition of his earning it more than any other fireman prior to his death. 


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. This race is meant to commemorate the run that he made

REGISTER

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$10,655

MONEY RAISED
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  • Salvatore Cusumano

    $50

  • Regina DeMarco

     

  • Jeremy Goss

    $50

  • Terry Hughes

    $100

  • patti pickett

    $35

  • melissa berkoff

    $50

  • Deborah Palmer

     

  • Deborah Palmer

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • michaelschum

     

  • Markus Veith

    $100

  • BARBARA HAYES

    $100

  • Neal and Ilena McCaffrey

    $100

  • Victoria von Rinteln

     

  • Janine and Dan O'Connor

     

  • Janet & Cricky

    $50

  • Nora Graham

    $50

  • Rob and Deirdre Norcross

    $100

  • Maureen Coleman

    $100

  • All-American Spikeball Tourney

    $300

  • Andrew Wagner

    $25

  • Soon Martin

     

  • Megan Agase

    $25

  • Michael Peeples

    $25

  • Mike + Meagan Fedigan

    $100

  • ❤Anya

    $100

  • Allison Butler

    $50

  • Kiri Klawitter

    $50

  • Team Pickering

    $50

  • Geary Bush

    $35

  • Lauren White

    $50

  • Drew Winkel & Katrina Quanstrom

    $25

  • Jennifer Conradt

    $50

  • Colin Smith

     

  • Andre Patch

    $50

  • Paula M

    $50

  • Kevin Higgason

     

  • Bruce

    $50

  • Sean & Leslie

    $50

  • TEAM HARA

    $100

  • Colin

    $100

  • Mia H

    $30

  • Erin Runfola

    $100

  • Ben and Claire

    $50

  • ako and hugh

    $50

  • Hara's in CA

     

  • The Littles

    $100

  • Martel

     

  • Mom

    $50

  • Team Orio T-Shirt Proceeds

    $2,500

  • The Hintze's

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jimmy, Mel, and Sophia

    $25

  • Jimmy, Mel, and Sophia

    $25

  • Matt hintze

     

  • Jana Prager

    $25

  • Shawn Runfola and David Littell

    $200

  • Mary and Dave Levy

    $100

  • Fanuko family

    $50

  • Jeanette Sandor

    $50

  • Carmen Sarro

    $100

  • Laure Koehler

     

  • Tick & Marian Sheeran

    $25

  • Gerri Kirmse

    $25

  • Donna Noguera-Satchwell

    $25

  • Donna Cassiere

    $25

  • Brian McCaffrey

    $100

  • Joanne Schmid Regan

    $25

  • Pam

    $100

  • Ansel family

    $50

  • Blair

    $50

  • Anna C.

    $25

  • JoAnn Manna Cannella

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • randy aumuller

    $50

  • Judi Lamb

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Aggie and Jim

    $100

  • Joe Berger

     

  • Gabrielle K. Gabrielli

    $100

  • Dan Gaines

    $25

  • Danielle Wiencek

     

  • Bob & Eileen Holzmaier

    $100

  • Andrew & Nicole Holzmaier

    $100

  • Donald Guy

     

  • Mitchell, Cathy, Aaron, and Sophia Levine

    $100

  • Mama Ice

    $50

  • Karen Tuffy

    $35

  • Jane Roberts

     

  • BTN

     

  • Rob Jeffway

     

  • Dorothy Brennan

    $100

  • Matt O'Brien

    $50

  • Jimmy

    $50

  • Nora Trudeau

    $20

  • Shan

    $20

  • John Roche

     

  • Aunt katie

    $25

  • Nick Mancini

    $25

  • Marie and Tony Jeannetti

    $25

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $10,655 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Keith Palmer

Amount Raised

$5,960

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Alyssa Palmer

Amount Raised

$1,000

Fundraiser Title

Sean Tuffy

Amount Raised

$985

Fundraiser Title

Nick Mancini

Amount Raised

$810

Fundraiser Title

John Coleman

Amount Raised

$635

Fundraiser Title

Matthew Costanzo

Amount Raised

$450

Fundraiser Title

Irene Costanzo

Amount Raised

$210

Fundraiser Title

Amanda Fedigan

Amount Raised

$200

Donor Comments

Marie and Tony Jeannetti

Marie and Tony Jeannetti

DONATION: $25

2 hours ago

Nick Mancini

Nick Mancini

DONATION: $25

It's for the kids, Vince 4 hours ago

Aunt katie

Aunt katie

DONATION: $25

Go team Orio! 9 hours ago

John Roche

John Roche

God bless the Palmer and Fedigan families and all our first responders. 10 hours ago

Shan

Shan

DONATION: $20

13 hours ago

Nora Trudeau

Nora Trudeau

DONATION: $20

13 hours ago

Jimmy

Jimmy

DONATION: $50

19 hours ago

Matt O'Brien

Matt O'Brien

DONATION: $50

21 hours ago

Dorothy Brennan

Dorothy Brennan

DONATION: $100

Not everyone gets to meet an angel here on Earth, but I feel I have been so blessed by knowing Orio. Not only because of his extraordinary heroism on 9/11, but because of all the good that has, & will, continue in his name, for his ultimate sacrifice, & the sacrifice of his wife, children, & all the heroes of 9/11 & their families. God bless you all. 21 hours ago

Rob Jeffway

Rob Jeffway

1 day ago