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-- eleven years since the tragic attacks of September 11 but this weekend one of the largest wounded warrior fund raisers in this country.
Fund raiser that retraces the steps of an FD and -- hero who fell that day.
Just had its biggest year ever how they do that eleven years after.
This Gallagher explains -- Yeah it's one of the biggest 9/11 related events that just keeps growing they started out with 500 runners eleven years ago thirty.
Thousand runners yesterday I mean I know -- there but look at the pictures here.
They also have 75 related runs around the country you can see there the wounded warriors.
Led this run it's called the Stevens alert tunnel to towers because on 9/11 ciller who was in New York firefighter.
Off duty at the time grabbed his sixty pounds of -- and he ran from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers.
In this race they remembered 342.
Other firefighters who died that day and listen.
The parade and anyway and then.
Who gave them and then -- Imagine fundraising negative it has become huge.
Million dollars raised.
Going to various different charities but can you imagine 30000 I know you were there -- in America live did its part but wow.
What a tremendous turnout this year.
It was incredible and they weren't sure whether that get that kind of -- eleven years after that that they thought of the ten year anniversary they they would have more.
But they had a record breaking news here -- thank you as stories mention our America live team not just me my whole team.
Went out for this run and what an amazing day that's ranked in inspiration.
It was I didn't know what to expect I don't really run it as a first -- -- a run.
But meeting a lot more of these guys remember we did the July 4 specially -- a lot more of these guys and seeing -- The -- in their determination.
I want to bring you some of that I was there of course in and Gary Sinise.
Philanthropist an actor his vandalism -- Dan band they hold regular -- to raise money for these guys.
They were there -- performed as well.
Along with America's troops.
Many of whom ran in this race.
As you keep you went from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel.
He ran through the tunnel and then as you emerged getting ready to head toward the site of the World Trade Center now the Freedom Tower.
You saw 343.
Standing with banners.
Hanging over them when we saw them they were lined up man to man standing there holding those banners.
To pay tribute to the -- I pulled -- my iPhone to get your first quick.
Quick person first person look.
At the event take a look at Adam keys from Pennsylvania he had over 100 surgeries he's a triple -- he did the entire race.
On those crutches and furious at the end of it.
Tunnel to towers dot org for more information tunnel to towers dot org but what we believe is an incredibly worthy cause program.
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