Each year the Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund hosts a Run to Remember 5k run/walk. This event is to remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, including 19 with Michigan connections, and to honor and celebrate the brave men and women across Michigan who protect and serve our communities and nation on a daily basis. This is a family (and pet) friendly event and all are encouraged to attend.
Funds raised by this annual event will support the programmning of the Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund. This includes sending two Michigan first-responders to New York City for an all-expense paid weekend to compete in the Stephen Siller Foundation National Tunnel to Towers 5K run/walk held at the end of September. Other programming that the proceeds will benefit include a 9/11 reflection essay contest for high school students, first responder recognition programs, and 9/11/01 victim rememberance efforts.
The first responders that have been sent to New York City to represent Michigan in the national Tunnel to Towers Run are:
2011: Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Salenik and Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Wilson
2012: Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy Trevor Sanford and Oakland County Dispatch Specialist Eric Snyder
2013: Lansing Fire Fighter Jason Stevens and Ingham County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Grant
2014: Huron Valley Ambulance EMT/Williamston Fire Fighter Tim Grant and Lansing Fire Fighter Tiffany Dickerson
2015: East Lansing Fire Fighter Nicole Kitson and Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy/U.S. Marshal Brian Behrend
If you would like to receive more information about this year’s event or to register for the race, please visit our 2016 Run to Remember page.