Team RBNY-18 is about to embark on another climb. On Sunday, October 15, more than 30 locals have teamed up to make the climb at Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium in Flushing as part of the National Stair Climb in honor of those who died on 9/11.
Every year, thousands ascend upon a local venue to climb 2,200 steps, symbolizing the 110 stories of the World Trade Center Towers, the same climb FDNY firefighters did on September 11, 2001, in which 343 firefighters gave the ultimate sacrifice. To honor that climb, each year the National Stair Climb is held to pay tribute to the fallen and to raise funds for those who continue to struggle. Money raised goes toward the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to support the families of local fallen firefighters and the FDNY Counseling Services Unit.
Team RBNY-18, named for the 18 firefighters lost from Rockaway to Breezy Point, and led by Jen Fabry, currently serves as the top fundraising team for the event, raising nearly $7,000 of their $8,000 goal. To help support Team RBNY-18, donate at: https://nfff.akaraisin.com/ui/national23/t/rbny18
Good job and good luck on Sunday!