Over the weekend, Team GVK participated in the Tunnel to Towers 5k Run & Walk!
The Tunnel to Towers 5k Run & Walk in New York City is held each year on the last Sunday of September. The event symbolizes Stephen Siller’s final footsteps from the foot of the Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers.
On September 11, 2001, off-duty FDNY firefighter Stephen Siller heard about the Twin Towers’ attack and immediately rushed to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. Despite its closure to vehicles, Siller put on 60 pounds of firefighting gear and made his way through the tunnel on foot; demonstrating unwavering dedication to duty and fellow citizens. Tragically, Stephen sacrificed his life in service, leaving behind a legacy of bravery in the face of adversity.
In addition to Siller, this event also pays homage to the 343 FDNY firefighters, law enforcement officers, and thousands of civilians who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
Team GVK raised over $4,000 for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation!
We were very excited to be a part of the Tunnel to Towers 5k, and we look forward to participating again next year!