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Team Orio '17

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BENEFITING: Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation

ORGANIZER: Keith

EVENT: New York City 2017

EVENT DATE: Sep 24, 2017

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THE STORY:

Keith Palmer wrote -

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) Buy a Team Orio t-shirt HERE - 100% of profits are donated to the T2T Foundation

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

4) 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

This year we are offering Team Orio t-shirts! A few things to know...

- 100% of the profits generated will be donated to the Team Orio campaign benefitting the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation

- I will provide updates regarding delivery/pickup of t-shirts after orders are taken

- This t-shirt is separate from the t-shirt you will receive if you also register for the race


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

$220

MONEY RAISED
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  • Cynthia Lopiano

    $25

  • Team Pickering

    $50

  • Nora Trudeau

    $20

  • Jackie palazzo

    $25

  • Patricia Masullo Withus

    $25

  • Fedigan

    $25

  • Tara Miller

    $50

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The Team: $13,180 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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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

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Nick Mancini

Amount Raised

$1,010

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John Coleman

Amount Raised

$685

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Stephanie Carbin

Amount Raised

$495

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Matthew Costanzo

Amount Raised

$450

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Kristin McAteer

Amount Raised

$375

Donor Comments

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. 1 year ago

Fedigan

Fedigan

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Patricia Masullo Withus

Patricia Masullo Withus

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Jackie palazzo

Jackie palazzo

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Nora Trudeau

Nora Trudeau

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Team Pickering

Team Pickering

DONATION: $50

NY Strong 1 year ago

Cynthia Lopiano

Cynthia Lopiano

DONATION: $25

1 year ago