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Cincinnatiís WCPO-TV Hosts First Run in Memory of New York Firefighter

Topic: Community-Focused Initiatives

Scripps-owned WCPO-TV Cincinnati sponsored the first Tunnel to Towers run in Cincinnati to remember the victims of September 11 and continue to make a difference in the local community. Tunnel to Towers runs across the country honor FDNY firefighter, Stephen Siller. On 9/11 Siller ran several miles in full turnout gear through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center only to lose his life. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation was created by Sillersí brothers, who wanted to honor their younger brotherís selfless sacrifice. WCPO-TV promoted the Cincinnati run and invited organizers to be guests on the evening news. Additionally, WCPO-TV provided live coverage of the event, and the stationís anchor, Brendan Keefe, emceed the race. All proceeds raised from the run went toward building a "smart" home for Pfc. Kyle Hockenberry, an Ohio soldier who lost both legs and his left arm last year when a terroristís bomb exploded in Afghanistan.

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