Twenty seven Ann associates ran and walked in the Tunnel to Towers Run this morning in New York City. We were inspired to participate in this incredible race by one of our clients Ronda who shared her personal struggle with cancer on our Facebook page earlier this week. Many thanks to Ronda and her friend Michelle for allowing us the opportunity to show our support for Ronda. It was our privilege to participate alongside Ronda in this fundraising event.
The race is in memory of firefight Stephen Siller and benefits the Stephen Siller Children’s Foundation. It’s goals are to support our seriously injured Fire and Military Heroes who give their lives for our freedom, in addition to help support children who lost one or both parents in line of duty through the NY Foundling and Freedom Alliance Scholarships. September 11, 2001, having just finished an overnight shift at Brooklyn’s Squad 1, Stephen had a tee time with his three brothers planned, until he heard the news of the World Trade Center attack on his scanner.
Instead of grabbing his clubs, he grabbed his gear and headed to Twin Towers. Traffic was not allowed through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. He strapped on 75 pounds of gear, and ran through the Tunnel to the towers. This race follows his route. Siller was a hero on 9/11, and on Sunday over 20,000 runners and walkers honored his selfless act and that of the other 342 fire fighters who gave their all. We hope you enjoy the photos we took while running the 2010 Tunnels to Towers Run.