sponsored by MAVERICK FUNDING CORP. 300 CENTERVILLE ROAD SUITE 102W arwick, Rhode Island 02886 401-732-2555
PRIZES STARTING AT $150.00
MILIATARY AND FIRST RESPONDER BENEFIT 5K
SEE FIRE FIGHTERS RUN IN FULL GEAR
RAFFLE ITEMS UP TO $250.00 IN VALUE
$30. participants $15. volunteers - public is free
On this 11th anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11, we invite you to follow in the footsteps of a hero.
The Rhode Island Blue Star Moms, in conjunction with The North Kingstown Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local 1651 and the North Kingstown Fire Department are pleased to host The Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers 5K Run– North Kingstown, RI.
The Steven Siller “Tunnel To Towers” Run is a 5K run that annually memorializes those that were lost during the tragic events of 9/11. Steven Siller was a member of FDNY, and was on his way home to Brooklyn following his night shift at the firehouse when the first plane struck the World Trade Center. Upon hearing the news, he turned his vehicle around and tried to get back to the station, but at that point the Battery Tunnel was blocked with traffic.
Steven proceeded to abandon his vehicle, strap his gear to his back and run the roughly three-mile distance to reach the WTC. He reached his destination and joined in the efforts to help those in need, only to lose his life later that day when the Towers fell.
In recognition of Steven Siller’s ultimate sacrifice, as well as a remembrance of all those lost on September 11, 2001, The Steven Siller “Tunnel To Towers” Run was created. It is held every year in New York City, and garners thousands of participants annually from around the world. As we solemnly mark the 10th anniversary of that tragic day, satellite races are being held around the country.
The Rhode Island Blue Star Moms, North Kingstown Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local 1651, and the North Kingstown Fire Department are extremely proud and honored to be hosting the only Rhode Island event.
The Rhode Island Blue Star Moms is the Rhode Island chapter of the Blue Star Mothers of America. We are mothers of children serving in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard during a time of war or armed conflict. We meet on the the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Beacon Mutual Insurance Co. Kilvert Street Warwick, RI 02886(off of Jefferson Blvd near the airport), 6 PM-7:30 PM
Proceeds and donations raised in Rhode Island are for the use of the Rhode Island Blue Star Moms in supporting the following organizations: Homes for Our Troops, Fisher House, Holly Charette House/Operation Stand Down Wounded Warrior Project, Soldiers Angels, Rhode Island National Guard, Veterans, and our local Heroes and their families. Proceeds will also benefit the Rhode Island Firefighters Widows and Orphans Fund, as well as the Tunnel To Towers Foundation.
We are a 501(c)(3) Military Support Organization. All donations are tax deductible.
Please postmark donations and registration forms by September 13th to:
RI Blue Star Moms P.O. Box 40938 Providence, Rhode Island 02940.
Online registration closes on September 15th and
in person registration on the day of the event opens at 8:30 AM