BENEFITING: Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
EVENT: New York City 2015
EVENT DATE: Sep 27, 2015
#TeamOrio - Join Us!
For the 4th consecutive year, the Palmer family is recruiting donors, runners, and walkers for #TeamOrio as a part of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K (or just people that want to meet up with us and drink beers at the post-race bar). This fundraiser is all about bringing together family and friends to have a fun day and celebrate the memory of Battalion Chief Orio Palmer along with the 342 other members of the FDNY that lost their lives on September 11th, 2001 while raising money for a great cause. So please, sign up, join us for a great day, and donate to help us to meet our fundraising goal! Thank you, from the Palmer's.
Join the Thunderclap!: http://thndr.it/1LdzR7R
What's a Thunderclap?
In short, it's all of us saying the same thing at the same time. It's sort of like an online flash mob. If 100 people join the Team Orio Thunderclap by race day, the message in the Thunderclap link above will be Tweeted or posted to your Facebook status at the same time across all 100 people's profiles at 11:15am on the day of the race. The purpose of doing this is to try and get more donations to this great cause. You don't even have to be a part of the team thats running the 5K to join the Thunderclap--
If you'd like to help Team Orio reach the fundraising goal and show your support, join the Thunderclap!
Orio Palmer's Story
6 Minute Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP51TrbyfsI
For those who haven't heard it before, here is Orio's story...
On September 11th, Orio was able to single-handedly fix an elevator in the South Tower of the World Trade Center and take it up to the 41st floor sky lobby. Once there, he went on to run up 37 flights of stairs to reach the plane’s impact zone on the 78th floor. Orio was met there by Fire Marshal Ronald Bucca; they were the only first responders to reach the impact zone that day. There he reported, “Numerous 10-45s, code ones” or fatalities. Orio directed survivors of the impact how to get out of the building, relayed essential information to firemen below over the radio in an attempt to form a strategy to combat the flames and evacuate survivors, and brought comfort to those stuck & injured on the 78th floor by assuring them that help was coming.
Unfortunately, his efforts weren’t enough to prevent the buildings from coming down. Orio perished in the World Trade Center that day when it collapsed, along with 342 other members of the FDNY. Orio’s heroic efforts have been recognized in documentaries aired internationally on the History Channel, HBO, CBS and others.
Race Day Details
Pre-Race Meeting Location: We will be meeting in the IKEA parking lot at the start of the race in Brooklyn. Exact location TBD.
Post-Race Watering Hole: Barley Corn NYC - We have reserved the Donnegan Room on the second floor where we can order drinks and food. As far as payment, we're keeping it simple where everyone just pays for what they order.
- Please Note: Thanks to my uncle Roger Murphy, we were able to book this room without any fee and the only ask from the bar is that we have no more than 3 checks to a table. I'll reiterate this on the day of.
- Location: 23 Park Pl. b/t Church St. & Broadway
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All donations go to Building for America’s Bravest, a program of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation that constructs specially adapted smart homes for our most catastrophically injured service members.
The Siller Family started the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to honor the memory of their brother, Stephen, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on September 11, 2001 after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers.
2014 Orio Palmer T2T Team - By The Numbers
- 7,735 - the amount of money raised by our team and donated to the Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation
- 142 - the number of individuals that donated to our campaign
- 12 - of the 463 teams registered for the race, we raised the 12th most in donations
- 70+ - more than 70 friends and family members came to run the race with us in September of 2014
- Raise at least $8,000 in donations toward the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
- Have 80+ family and friends walk or run the race as part of #TeamOrio
- Most importantly--HAVE A GREAT TIME