IMPERIAL â€“ Registration is now open for the annual 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb at IV Expo scheduled for September 10.
â€œAs our nation approaches the 15th anniversary of September 11th, hereâ€™s your chance to show others that the phrase â€˜Never Forgetâ€™ is more than a slogan,” said event coordinator Tiffinie Macias. “Back up those words and join the Calexico Fire Department, IV Expo and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) on Sept 10, 2016 for the Calexico Fire/Imperial Valley Expo 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at IV Expo.â€
Everyone who registers will receive a t-shirt recognizing the event, but those who register by this Friday will receive the shirt on the day of the event. Those who register after Friday will receive the t-shirt after the day of the stair climb.
Participants will climb the grandstands multiple times for a total of 110 stories, representing the number of floors in the Twin Towers. Registration is $25 and is open to the public at http://www.9-11stairclimb.com/events.html. Everyone will receive a photo ID of one of the fallen heroes of 9/11. Check-in is at 6 p.m. at the IV Expo/Plaza Building and the climb starts at 8 p.m.
â€œThe 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is an opportunity for anyone in the community to demonstrate respect and admiration for these courageous men who gave their lives trying to save others. Itâ€™s also a way to show their loved ones that we will never forget them,â€ said Macias. â€œWe want to be sure that each of those firefighters is represented by someone climbing the stairwell of the Grandstands at the IV Expo.â€
The climbâ€™s proceeds will benefit the FDNY Counseling Services Unit and the programs provided by the NFFF to support the families of our nationâ€™s fallen firefighters. For more information about the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, go to www.firehero.org.
This is the third year the Stair Climb has been held at the IV Expo.