Archive | Tunnel to Towers RSS feed for this section

Run, Walk, Honor our Heroes! Lexington Medical Center Sponsors Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run & Walk

The seventh annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run & Walk is set for Friday, September 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in Columbia’s Vista. Along a picturesque course spanning the Gervais Street and Blossom Street bridges at sunset, the race celebrates and appreciates first responders and military service members who serve, save and sacrifice on our behalf every day. Lexington Medical Center is proud to be the presenting sponsor.

 The race is named in honor of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter and father of five who died on September 11, 2001. That day, Siller was off duty and on his way to play golf. When he heard what was happening at the World Trade Center, he strapped on 60 pounds of gear and ran from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center. He gave his life to save others. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is committed to ensuring that Americans never forget 9/11 and that our children understand the sacrifices made by many on that day.

The route for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run & Walk begins near the First Responders Historic Remembrance Memorial next to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Lincoln Street. Participants will travel down Gervais Street, across the Gervais Street Bridge into Cayce, up the Blossom Street Bridge and back to Columbia’s Vista in the early evening.

The goal of Tunnel to Towers is to support first responders and military service members who have been catastrophically injured in the line of duty. Proceeds from the 5K will benefit the building of smart homes for quadruple and triple amputee veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s “Building for America’s Bravest” program.

Register for South Carolina’s Tunnel to Towers 5K Walk and Run at www.t2trunsc.org. The entry fee is $30 until August 20, with discounts for first responders, students and military members. Importantly, businesses and organizations are encouraged to build a team of participants.

In previous years, participants included more than 800 Fort Jackson soldiers running in formation, South Carolina first responders, law enforcement officers, military service members from all branches of the Armed Forces, avid runners, families and teams from businesses and organizations. More than 2,000 people participated. Many more are expected this year.

There will be an opening ceremony at 6:30 p.m. and an after party with an awards ceremony, live music, food and beverages, vendor booths, and a raffle and silent auction.

For more information about the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run & Walk, visit www.t2trunsc.org.

 Follow news and information about September’s Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run & Walk on social media:

Facebook: Tunnel to Towers South Carolina

Twitter: @T2TSC

Instagram: T2TSC

For more, visit www.t2trunsc.org

Join us for Tunnel to Towers 2014!

Join us for Tunnel to Towers 2014!

Flyer T2T P1

Visit the 9/11 Never Forget Exhibit in Columbia Next Week

Experience the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit in Columbia next week from March 25-27!

This 1,000-sq-ft museum travels the US honoring the heroism and patriotism of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

It also teaches communities about the historic events of that day with artifacts, news and video recordings, and live tours led by New York City Fire Department heroes.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.
View Exhibit Flyer (PDF)

View Exhibit Flyer

View Exhibit Flyer