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An emotional, and uplifting event happened in Charlotte this past weekend. Dozens of people in the community climbed Museum Tower in uptown Charlotte on Sunday morning for a great cause.

The climb was part of an event called Tunnel to Towers. The event is held to honor first responders for their service.

A friend and co-worker of mine, Catherine from our sister station, Country 103.7  was at the event.  She told me she originally just went to be there but ended up participating. She had the most wonderful things to say about the entire event. You can read all about her experience HERE. 

Tunnels to Towers is a nonprofit that was started to honor the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller, who sacrificed his life to save others on Sept. 11, 2001. Money raised from the event will help support families of first responders and military heroes who were hurt or killed in the line of duty.

Tunnels to Towers has help families in NC too. According to WSOC-TV, they, “paid off the mortgage of Chris Ward, a sergeant with the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office, who died in the line of duty when responding to a welfare check call when someone inside the house opened fire.”

I wish I had known this event was going on beforehand. It looks like it would be such an amazing time, and powerful experience to climb all those flights of stairs. I told my work friend to definitely keep me updated next time this event happens in Charlotte. For now, all I can do it share the story, but next time, i’ll be climbing!