Remembering September 11th, 2001: Team NCSP participates in the 14th Annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5k

September 29, 2015

Members of the NCSP family geared up on Sunday morning to run the 14th annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5k. Over 30,000 individuals ran from Brooklyn to Manhattan, through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to West and Murray streets, across from the World Trade Center. This is the route many responders took on 9/11, running towards the chaos to save lives in our nation's time of need. Through Team NCSP's fundraising activities, $636 was raised to support the ongoing work of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. This year, much of the funding supported the Building for America's Bravest program, which constructs specially adapted smart homes for our most catastrophically injured service members.

Team NCSP at the finish, in front of the Freedom Tower.
"As time moves on and September 11, 2001 gets smaller and smaller in our collective rearview mirror, we must all be extra vigilant to ensure that the memories of those who were lost on that fateful day and the days following 9/11 due to sickness are not forgotten. We must also acknowledge that there are many 9/11 responders who are living their lives every day with the adverse health effects of those attacks on the World Trade Center and ensure that they too are not forgotten or ignored. And I am proud to say that the 'Original 16' who joined Team NCSP for this year's run did their part to honor the memories of the lost and show support for the survivors."

-Jim Braunstein, 9/11 Responder and NCSP SME Instructor

Thanks to Jim Braunstein, who is an NCSP SME Instructor and responded to the 9/11 attacks, for putting the team together. We are proud to support first responders and incredibly honored to participate in this year's race!

Team NCSP runs through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel.

Please check out the Stephen Siller foundation at or consider donating to the cause by visiting to contribute to the NCSP team efforts!