It has been announced that a piece of the World Trade Center will be on site at the second annual 9/11 Honor Stair Climb, which will be held on Friday, September 11 at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham. The piece that will be present is part of one of the building’s beams, and will be four feet long and weigh 122 pounds.
The climb, which is a National Fallen Firefighters Foundation sanctioned event, hopes to have 75 participants this year.
The event is held honor the 343 firefighters who lost their lives responding to the attack on the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. The event is open to the public, who will be climbing the stairs along side members of local fire departments and other emergency responders. Participants will make the climb from the ground floor of the hospital to the sixth floor and back down 18 times to represent the 110 floors at the twin tower buildings.
The registration is $35. Along with the climb, that will include an event t-shirt, a group photo, and other giveaways. All money raised by the climb will go to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
To register and for more information, visit the Fire Hero website. Information is also available at the event’s Facebook page. Financial sponsors are also needed for the climb. Contact the facebook page or Jerrod Estes at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about donating to the Climb.