The second annual 9/11 Honor Stair Climb in Effingham is this Friday at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital.
The climb, which is a National Fallen Firefighters Foundation event, is to 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. It was also recently announced that four foot long, 122 pound piece of the World Trade Center will be on site at the event.
The registration cost 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.
Check-in for the climb will begin at 9:00am, with the group photo at 9:45am. A moment of silence and a prayer/bell ceremony will occur at 9:59am. The climb will then last from 10:30am-1:00pm.
To register 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 email@example.com for more information about donating to the Climb. There is a limit of 75