Memorial Stair Climb going virtual

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

On Sept. 11-12, firefighters and civilians from all over will be joining the Springfield Memorial Stair Climb virtually to remember those lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

As the coronavirus has swept the country, the organization has made the decision to hold the event virtually this year.

“We invite the entire community to join us virtually and participate in the Eighth Annual Springfield Area Memorial Stair Climb,” said Julie Mercer, marketing coordinator. “The Memorial Stair Climb is a virtual commemorative climb to honor the 343 members of the Fire Department of New York who died on Sept. 11, 2001.”

Registered participants are encouraged to virtually climb, walk, run, or bike a total of 110 stories, representing the number of floors in the Twin Towers.

“We are encouraging registered participants to complete the climb Sept. 11-12,” Mercer said. “We will be live on Facebook on Sept. 12 for those who would like to join us and follow along. Registered participants have until Dec. 31 to fund raise and complete the virtual climb.”

Registration is $35. As part of registration, the participants are asked to raise additional funds for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). Last year, registered climbers raised over $40,000 for the NFFF. All registration fees will be directed to the NFFF to assist the surviving families and coworkers of those firefighters killed on Sept. 11, 2001.

For more information and to register, people may visit website: http://springfieldmemorialstairclimb.org/

People may also follow the organization on Facebook at Springfield Area Memorial Stair Climb.