This September will mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center. When the Twin Towers began to fall, heroes stepped up. First responders entered through the fire and smoke in hopes to save lives, many sacrificing their own in doing so. In the end, 343 New York City firefighters died when the buildings collapsed and nearly 3,000 families lost a loved one from the attacks. These deaths left spouses widowed, children without parents, and parents without children. Though we would love to put the awful day in our American history behind us, we cannot. Victims, families, and first responders are still in need of assistance.
The Step to Remember Event aims to raise money for three great foundations supporting 9/11 victims and their families- Tuesday’s Children, Travis Manion Foundation, and Wounded Warrior Project. The event will allow each participant to climb the equivalent of the World Trade Center’s 110 stories through a series of safely built, OSHA-approved scaffolding staircases. While symbolically recreating the brave sacrificial attempt made by first responders, participants will raise donations for the charities of their choosing. Followed by a complimentary after-party, the event is sure to be another great day on the North Wildwood boardwalk supporting a wonderful cause.
A special thank you to the following sponsors for helping to make this event possible!
There are two ways to participate in the Step to Remember Event- An in-person and virtual event. The in-person event allows each participant to perform their stair climb challenge within their hour time slot. Following will be a happy hour and live music. If you can not make this event but would still like to participate, you can join via Zoom between 8 AM — 5 PM while you complete the stair climb challenge whether you’re at home or at the gym. Click the links below for more details!
With a fundraising goal of $100,000, we aim to spread awareness on our first-ever 9/11 fundraiser. Your contribution will not only remember the sacrifice of the fallen firefighters, but to help the families and friends this tragedy has affected. All proceeds will benefit the three charities- the Wounded Warrior Project, Tuesday’s Children, and the Travis Manion Foundation.