PLAINSBORO – A team of Plainsboro firefighters, police officers and EMTs will be running in the annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Race/Run on September 27 in New York City.
The race honors New York Firefighter Stephen Siller, who ran from Brooklyn to Ground Zero through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel on September 11, 2001 where he was killed in the line of duty. Funds raised by the Siller Foundation help first responders and their families, children who lose parents and support the construction of adaptable homes for returning wounded warriors.
Runners and walkers begin in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn and end near Ground Zero. In recent years, an estimated 25,000 people took part in the event.
The Plainsboro team is offering its race t-shirt for sale for $20 at 1st Constitution Bank, 11 Schalks Crossing Road in Plainsboro and at the Plainsboro firehouse at 405 Plainsboro Road between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. E-mail orders will be accepted at email@example.com.
The team shirt honors Siller and also NYPD officers Liu, Ramos and Moore, who were killed in the line of duty in 2014 and 2015 and whose families received Siller Foundation support. The Foundation paid off the mortgages on the Liu and Ramos family homes.
Additionally, anyone wishing to make a donation to the Foundation in the name of the Plainsboro Team may do so by going to https://www.crowdrise.com/T2TNYC , clicking on DONATE and using the pull down menu to highlight the Plainsboro First Responder team.
For more information, call 609-799-0492.