Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley joined 30,000 runners on Sunday, September 25, in the 10thannual Tunnel to Towers 5k race. Military service members, West Point cadets, first responders and firefighters in full gear also took part in the run that stretched three miles from Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to Ground Zero.
The race followed the path of Stephen Siller, who ran through the tunnel wearing 75 pounds of firefighters gear, and was killed in the Sept. 11 attacks.
Those who ran or walked in the event yesterday contributed to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The group supports burn centers across the country and works to build homes for members of the armed services returning from combat who have lost limbs or have been paralyzed.
Also at the race with Council Member Crowley were FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano, Assemblyman Michael Cusick, and former Marine Sergeant Dakota Meyer, who was awarded the Medal of Honor earlier this month.
Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley said, “It was an honor to run the same path that Firefighter Siller did. The courage and selflessness he displayed that day is characteristic of the FDNY and I felt privileged to be a part of this foundation’s event. My staffers and I ran to honor all of the 343 firefighters who died that day, and to honor their legacy. The Foundation itself does amazing work for survivors and military families and so we will continue to support them in any way we can.”