Philadelphia area’s Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5k Run/Walk on September 10, 2017


Sep 10, 2017
09:30 AM until 01:00 PM



Registration is now open for the Philadelphia area’s Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5k Run/Walk on September 10, 2017

Philadelphia, PA – July 4, 2017 - The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, established in memory of fallen 9/11 firefighter, whose mission is to honor and support first responders and the military, today announced plans to hold its inaugural Tunnel to Towers 5K Run/Walk in Bala Cynwyd, Lower Merion PA on September 10th 2017.

The event will honor and celebrate the Greater Philadelphia Area’s first responders—fire, police, EMT’s, paramedics—as well as military service heroes who serve, sacrifice and protect us every day.

Registration for the 5K Run/Walk is now officially open and participants may register online at

The Greater Philadelphia Area’s 5K Run/Walk is the latest of dozens of 5K Runs/Walks held all around the United States in support of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

Tunnel to Towers is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services for the nation’s first responders and military. Through its Building for America’s Bravest program, dozens of customized high-tech “smart homes” have been built throughout the country for catastrophically injured service members. These homes, created primarily for those who are now triple-and quadruple-amputees as a result of IED explosions, have specialized features run off of iPads to allow these heroes to lead as independent a life as possible.

About the Stephen Siller/the Tunnel to Towers Foundation:

Tunnel to Towers is dedicated to the memory of FDNY hero, and father of five, Stephen Siller, who lost his life on 9/11. Stephen, who was off-duty when the first plane hit, drove to his Brooklyn firehouse and retrieved over 60 pounds of his gear, then sought the quickest route to the World Trade Center. Finding the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel blocked, in a supreme act of heroism, Stephen ran about three miles with that gear, to the Twin Towers, where he perished.

Stephen’s six older brothers and sisters, established the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers in his honor. Its signature event is its annual Tunnel to Towers 5K Run/Walk held in New York City the last September of the month. The event, which draws 25,000 participants from all over the world, follows in Stephen’s heroic footsteps on 9/11.

For more information on the Greater Philadelphia Area’ 5K Run/Walk, please visit, Facebook page: Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Philadelphia

Greater Philadelphia Stephens Squad

Jeanne Vissa Event Director,, 215-498-5992

Melissa Shipenberg Assistant Event Director,, 215-280-6368

Bryan Shipenberg Media Coordinator,, 215-280-7958

To make a direct contribution:

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation

2361 Hylan Blvd.

Staten Island, NY 10306

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is recognized as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Your contributions are tax-deductible. Our Federal Tax ID # is 02-0554654.




View map Cynwyd Heritage Trail, Barmouth Station
215 Belmont Avenue West
Belmont Ave and E Levering Mill Road
Bala Cynwyd, PA

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The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation

Contact name

Jeanne Vissa

Contact email


Bala Cynwyd and Merion,Philadelphia

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