LEWES, Del. - Dozens of people were up and running Sunday morning to help raise money for local first-responders and military heroes at the Tunnel to Towers Delmarva 5K.
A group of more than 100 people participated at the event, which was created not only to support local heroes, but also to honor the heroic life and death of Stephen Siller.
Siller was a New York City firefighter who lost his life on 9/11 after running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers.
"This event is really important to the community because it honors our first responders and our military community," said the event director, Brian Brubaker.
"Quite honesty just carrying out the legacy of Stephen Siller who was a first responder on 9/11 decided to run to the scene of the World Trade Center and ultimately lost his life so carry Stephen's legacy is incredibly important," said Casey Garwood of GMC.
According to Brubaker, the event also helps to raise money for the Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation, which provides financial support for families of fallen first responders.
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