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LMC Doctor Talks About Helping Patients on September 11, 2001 in New York

Dr. Adam Lazzarini is an orthopaedic surgeon at Southeastern Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice. On September 11, 2001, he was a medical resident in New York. In the days and weeks after the attacks, he treated first responders and workers from Ground Zero who had broken bones while working in the rubble. He talks about the experience in this WLTX interview.

Lexington Medical Center is the presenting sponsor of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run & Walk, scheduled for September 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in Columbia’s Vista. The race pays tribute to the first responders and military service members who serve and sacrifice on our behalf every day.

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Register for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run & Walk at t2trunSC.org.

Run. Walk. Honor Our Heroes. Register for the Tunnel to Towers 5K!

The fifth annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run & Walk is set for Friday, September 15 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 the presenting sponsor.

Stephen Siller

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. So far, the Foundation has built 56 homes. Some of the proceeds will also benefit the 9/11 Memorial.

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

When participants register, they are also encouraged to start their own fundraising pages where they can accept donations online. The proceeds will go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The race will recognize fundraising milestones with prizes.

Additionally, firefighters can compete for the Stephen G. Siller Steel Award, a piece of steel from the Twin Towers. Each fire department with at least five firefighters running in turnout gear will be entered in the competition. The team with the fastest combined time will receive the award to display in their fire station until next year’s run.

In previous years, event 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.

Participants this year will include several JROTC groups from around South Carolina.

There will be an opening ceremony at 6:30 p.m. and an after party with an awards ceremony, music, food, beverages, vendor booths and family friendly activities after the race.

For more information about the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run & Walk, contact Jamie Lomas at (803) 600-1800 or jaime@eggplantevents.com

Run, Walk, Honor our Heroes

Lexington Medical Center Presents Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run and Walk

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Please join Lexington Medical Center, first responders, military members and families of fallen heroes for the first ever Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run and Walk on the evening of September 6, 2013. This unforgettable, patriotic experience will take place on at 7:30 p.m. in Columbia’s Congaree Vista, as our nation prepares to mark the twelfth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. It’s the first event of its kind in South Carolina, designed to celebrate and appreciate first responders, who serve, save and sacrifice on our behalf every day.

The event 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 was last seen with his brothers of Squad 1 saving lives. Tunnel to Towers is a national program that champions our heroes.

Lexington Medical Center and the Tunnel to Towers team will hold a news conference on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at SC Midlands First Responders Historic Remembrance Memorial outside the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center to announce details about the 5K Run and Walk that will take place in Columbia.

Speakers at the news conference will include family members of fallen heroes, first responders and military members.

The goal of Tunnel to Towers is to support first responders and military members who have been seriously hurt 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 Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s “Building for America’s Bravest” program. In addition, the Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K will provide a fund for South Carolina first responders.

There is only one Tunnel to Towers run in South Carolina. Lexington Medical Center is pleased to present South Carolina’s race.

“The Lexington Medical Center Foundation has long supported the community it serves,” said Tim James, executive vice president of the Lexington Medical Center Foundation. “The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Walk and Run is an opportunity for us to help our heroes locally and nationally. We are honored to present this patriotic, memorable event in the Midlands.”

South Carolina runners will include New York City firefighters, Fort Jackson soldiers and Midlands first responders. The route begins at the SC Midlands First Responders Historic Remembrance Memorial next to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Lincoln Street. It will travel down Gervais Street, across the Gervais Street Bride, into Cayce, up the Blossom Street Bridge and back to The Vista.

Since September 11, 2001, more than 50 Midlands firefighters, law enforcement members and emergency medical service personnel have given their lives in the line of duty. On September 11, 2001, 418 first responders died in New York and Washington, D.C.

The registration site is www.t2trun.org. The entry fee is $25. Importantly, businesses and organizations are encouraged to build a team of participants.

South Carolina has a well-known history of honoring our first responders and veterans since the September 11th attacks. That has included raising money for a new fire truck for New York City, producing steel beams used in the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center and building a 9/11 memorial in Columbia with two beams from the World Trade Center. This race is the next chapter in the story of the Midlands coming together to never forget 9/11. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Walk and Run is a great way for South Carolina to unite and demonstrate “We Will Never Forget” and follow the footsteps of American heroes.