Congratulations and kudos to the approximately 30,000 people who participated in Sunday’s 14th annual Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk! At the finish line, participants are greeted with cheers, smiles and giveaways from volunteers, and this year, from The Foundling’s staff and Junior Board as well. Among the giveaways were temporary tattoos which displayed The Foundling’s iconic “huggy” logo in bright red. Armed with spray bottles and other supplies, volunteers were busy all morning helping runners and walkers debut their tattoos and passing out information on the work that we do.
This annual event is now in its 14th year and was created to honor the heroic life and untimely death of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter who lost his life on 9/11 after strapping on his gear (more than 60 lbs) and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers.
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is an organization that supports victims of 9/11, families who lost their loves ones in the attacks, local children who have lost a parent or both parents, and veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Tunnel to Towers is a longtime friend of The Foundling and we wouldn’t miss the opportunity to attend this event and demonstrate our mutual support!
Staff and volunteers from The Foundling look forward to this event each year. It’s a chance to connect with fellow New Yorkers and answer questions about the programs and services The Foundling provides across New York City. Many thanks to the Siller family and the Tunnel to Towers Foundation for including The Foundling in the finish line festivities this year!
SAVE-THE-DATE: Interested in joining The Foundling’s Junior Board? Come to an information session on October 5 where you can meet current members, ask questions and learn more about the work we do to support children and families throughout New York City.