Students, Staff Join ‘Tunnel to Towers’ Run Honoring 9/11 Heroes

October 30, 2013 12:34 pm Student Affairs, Students

More than 30,000 people participated in the 2013 "Tunnel to Towers" run.

On 9/11, Stephen Siller ran in full gear from his Fire House in Brooklyn through the Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center. He is one of 343 members of the FDNY who lost their lives on that horrific day.

Since then the Stephen Siller “Tunnel to Towers” 5K run/walk has raised money to help build custom-designed “smart homes” for some of the nation’s most catastrophically injured service members, among other charitible programs. For this year’s run, Barbara Thompson of the Office of Veterans and Military Affairs coordinated a Lehman volunteer effort with the Department of Athletics.

Lehman students Juliana Generoso, Samantha Dias, Melanie Varillas, Chariny Graciano, Ashley Williams, and Jon Hochberg, associate director of Athletics, participated in the event.

Thompson participated with the wounded warrior contingent. Student-athletes gave water to the runners and walkers. Other Lehman participants included women’s soccer Assistant Coach Casey Melilli and Finance Budget Specialist Luis Soltero-Rodriguez. Lehman freshman Whitney Hudson also volunteered for the Tunnel to Towers event.

More pictures are available on our Facebook page.