Scaling New Heights for Heroes: Tunnel to Towers' 9/11 Memorial Climb

Over a thousand participants climbed the 104 floors to the top of One World Observatory on Sunday to commemorate 9/11. The eighth annual climb, hosted by the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, replicates the route first responders took during 9/11 and serves as a fundraiser to provide mortgage-free homes for veterans and first responders.

Participants tackled over 2,000 steps in honor of those who perished in the Twin Towers. Stephen Siller Jr., whose firefighter father died on 9/11, remarked, “Everyone’s out here struggling a little bit and through that struggle, you get to feel good about yourself.”

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The Tunnel to Towers Foundation was founded by the Siller family to support families of fallen heroes. CEO Frank Siller reflected on his brother, who was lost on 9/11, saying, “We were supposed to play golf the day after, but I’m sure in heaven they’ve got a lot of nice golf courses.”

Kerry Varvaro, widow of Port Authority police officer Anthony Varvaro, who was killed by a wrong-way driver in 2022, started the race and finished with an honor guard. She was surprised with a check from the foundation to pay off her mortgage. “I’m just happy for the kids; that’s the house we picked out together to raise the kids,” she said.

Tunnel to Towers also hosts a 5K run from Brooklyn to the World Trade Center at the end of September. Registration is now open.

Also Read: Tunnel to Towers Foundation's 7th Annual Tower Climb: Honoring Stephen Siller and the Spirit of 9/11

Our Worthy Cause: Supporting Our Fallen Heroes

At Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty Services Prime Time Home Team, we are proud supporters of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and their mission to provide mortgage-free smart homes to injured veterans. We believe in giving back to those who have sacrificed so much for our country, and we want you to be a part of this noble cause.

With every transaction involving buying or selling homes, we commit to donating a portion of our income to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. By choosing us as your trusted real estate partner, you're not only receiving exceptional service but also contributing to the well-being of our heroes.

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