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September 18, 2017

Race Day is 6 Days Away! Make sure you read all the need-to-know details on this flyer for picking up t-shirts & race bibs, meeting time,  See more

BENEFITING: Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation

EVENT: New York City 2017

EVENT DATE: Sep 24, 2017

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

$13,180

MONEY RAISED
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  • 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

  • Maria and Ted

     

  • Kevin Mcbride

    $100

  • Jackie palazzo

    $25

  • Dana, Joe & Joseph

    $100

  • Alisa & Logan

    $50

  • Harriet and David Palmer

    $50

  • The Begler Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jenine and Joe Beck

    $100

  • david begler

    $25

  • C. White

    $10

  • Debbie Vigliotti

    $50

  • Karyn Weber

    $25

  • Cousin Uncle Jimmy

    $100

  • Kevin and Kathy McGovern

    $100

  • Patricia Masullo Withus

    $25

  • Debbie Sawyer

    $50

  • Rory Rose McAteer

    $250

  • The Labeck Family

    $100

  • mimi cummings

    $250

  • Fedigan

    $25

  • Liam L Meyer

    $20

  • Kyle & Chris Runfola

    $75

  • Marie & Ed Reed

    $50

  • Nick Ungaro

    $25

  • Ellen ZelterFields

    $50

  • Karen Redmond and Patrick Klima

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Tara Miller

    $50

  • Kristen Keipper

    $20

  • The Morans

    $250

  • Jillian Haney

    $25

  • Kirkland & Ellis Foundation

    $50

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $13,180 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Keith Palmer

Amount Raised

$6,655

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Alyssa Palmer

Amount Raised

$1,500

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Sean Tuffy

Amount Raised

$1,035

Fundraiser Title

Nick Mancini

Amount Raised

$1,010

Fundraiser Title

John Coleman

Amount Raised

$685

Fundraiser Title

Stephanie Carbin

Amount Raised

$495

Fundraiser Title

Matthew Costanzo

Amount Raised

$450

Fundraiser Title

Kristin McAteer

Amount Raised

$375

Donor Comments

Kirkland & Ellis Foundation

Kirkland & Ellis Foundation

DONATION: $50

3 weeks ago

Jillian Haney

Jillian Haney

DONATION: $25

4 weeks ago

The Morans

The Morans

DONATION: $250

In Loving Memory of ALL the amazing firefighters who've run IN to a building when everyone else was running OUT and lost their lives to save others... My family thanks you. You are all Heros.🎖💯❤️🙏🏼🔥🇺🇸 4 weeks ago

Kristen Keipper

Kristen Keipper

DONATION: $20

4 weeks ago

Tara Miller

Tara Miller

DONATION: $50

Love that we take such a sad day and turn it into the best day with family and friends. 4 weeks ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Proud of you for doing this. I support you. 4 weeks ago

Karen Redmond and Patrick Klima

Karen Redmond and Patrick Klima

DONATION: $100

4 weeks ago

Ellen ZelterFields

Ellen ZelterFields

DONATION: $50

Mark Zelter 4 weeks ago

Nick Ungaro

Nick Ungaro

DONATION: $25

For a true hero 4 weeks ago

Marie & Ed Reed

Marie & Ed Reed

DONATION: $50

4 weeks ago