My husband and I are so excited…and nervous to participate in the Tunnel to Towers Stair climb. I planned to participate in the the Crohn’s and Colitis walk as one of my #37in37 items, but there isn’t one local, so this will take it’s place.
What is this about? The Siller Family started the foundation to honor the memory of their brother, Stephen, a New York City firefighter, who lost his life on September 11, 2001 after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers.
The goal of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is to continue Stephen’s legacy by supporting our nation’s first responders and service members. In January 2015, the Foundation also raised over one million dollars to fully pay off the mortgages for the families of slain NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Luis Ramos.
Why are we doing this?
Well, my husband and I have a little extra income rolling in (thanks Plexus!) and we want to give back…with our time and finances! And because my friend Suzanne asked me to. She is such a beautiful person and I admire her so much.
Here is a little about Suzanne…She is is currently ranked in the top 15 female tower runners, and 2nd in her age group in the U.S. Suzanne was named the Most Moving Instructor by Class Pass in 2016.
Suzanne and her husband are the race directors for the Duke Energy Stairclimb benefiting the Stephen Siller Foundation. The Tower Climb event is in Charlotte on April 30, 2016 at Duke Energy.
Last year was the first Tower Climb event at the new One World Trade building with 1000 participants consisting of firefighters, veterans, elite climbers and family of many first responders. Suzanne and Joe were so motivated by the event, they wanted to bring it to Charlotte and share in honoring their local first responders.
The foundation builds smart homes for veterans. They are currently working on 15 homes this year and are working on 46 homes total. These homes are customized to suit the needs of the most catastrophically injured servicemen.
Daniel and I would be honored if you joined us! Don’t let the steps scare you….watch this VIDEO. I dare you not to cry. Then I double dog dare you to do this with us. If you don’t cry and don’t want to climb, at least make a donation!
To register for this event CLICK HERE
To donate to this event CLICK HERE