CSA To Participate in Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation 5K Walk/Run
CSA’s Veterans’ Council and the Retiree Chapter have voted to support and participate in the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation 5K Walk/Run.
On September 11, 2001, Firefighter Stephen Gerard Sukker, age 34, who was assigned to Brooklyn’s Squad 1, had just finished his shift and was on his way to play golf with his brothers when he got word over his scanner of a plane hitting the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Stephen drove his truck to the entrance of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, but it had already been closed for security purposes. Determined to carry out his duty, he strapped 60 lbs. of gear to his back, and raced on foot through the tunnel to the Twin Towers, where he gave up his life while saving others.
Run. Walk. Honor. The Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk in New York is held, each year, on the last Sunday of September, the 29th this year. What began with 1,500 people in 2002 is now considered by many to be one of the top 5K runs in America.
The event pays homage to the 343 FDNY firefighters, 71 law enforcement officers, and thousands of civilians who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Proceeds from the event support the Foundation’s programs, including those benefitting first responders, and build smart homes for those catastrophically injured service members. They also pay off mortgages, so surviving families need not worry where they will live.
CSA has set up a homepage if you wish to donate or register for the event: https://www.crowdrise.com/csarunsasone. Due to the generosity of CSA’s RC, the first 35 military Veterans who register will be paid for. If you plan on participating, contact Mark Brodsky (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a code and a link to register.