Greater Wausau’s 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb to honor the 343 members of the Fire Department of New York who died on September 11, 2001, the proceeds of your registration donation benefit the programs of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation that help FDNY. For officers who would like to climb and have the registrations help the NYPD Foundation and the Port Authority Widows and Childrens Fund, please register offline or on-site.
This event provides the greater Wausau community with an outlet for honoring and remembering the fallen 9-11 heroes and raising money for their families and co-workers through the National Fallen Firefighters, a nonprofit foundation established by the U.S. Congress to honor our fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers. More information about the Foundation can be found at http://www.firehero.org/about/.
Participants will climb the Ghidorzi Companies Corporate Cove Tower 12 times for a total of 110 stories, representing the number of floors in the Twin Towers. Participants will receive a photo and badge of one of the fallen heroes and will ring a silver fire bell in his/her honor as they complete the climb. Firefighters have the option to start in full turn-out gear and carry equipment, just as ...their fire service brothers did that morning.