City Hosts Seventh Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on September 16
|The City of Greensboro is hosting its seventh annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at 9 am, Saturday, September 16 to honor the multitude of public safety personnel who perished at the World Trade Center. Residents are invited to participate in the event at the Bellemeade Parking Deck, 220 N. Greene St.
Participants have the option of climbing the flights of stairs at the Bellemeade Deck nine times, representing approximately 73 flights of stairs – the equivalent of the highest floor New York Fire Department firefighters reached on 9/11. While the event is free, donations will be accepted and presented to three area charities: Ignite the Spirit, TLC Fund and NC Special Olympics.
“This event has become an incredible way for us to come together as a community to remember those who lost their lives on September 11,” says Greensboro Fire Chief Bobby Nugent. “What started out as a way for us to remember though has grown into an event that is much more than that. Our 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is now a very popular community event, fundraiser, and let’s be honest, it’s a great workout.”
Registration begins at 7:30 am on September 16. Specially designed event t-shirts will be available at the event for $10-12, wristbands will be available for $1, and challenge coins will be available for $5 while supplies last. For more information or to learn how to donate, please contact Leslie Lippa at 336-574-4088.
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