Hempstead, NY - The Hofstra University Men's Lacrosse team and coaching staff will donate more than $2,000 in registration fees as part of the Firefighter Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run/Walk in lower Manhattan this Sunday, September 26. The race begins at 9:30 a.m. on the Brooklyn side of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. Proceeds benefit the Stephen Siller Children's Foundation.

The 3.1-mile Tunnel to Towers Run/Walk honors the legacy of love given by Siller by paying tribute to his heroic life and death, his 342 FDNY brothers, and all those lost on 9/11. Stephen Siller, beloved husband and father of five, was a firefighter from Squad 1 in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn. On September 11, 2001, he was off-duty and on his way to play golf with his three older brothers when he heard on his scanner that the World Trade Center had been hit. He turned his vehicle around and headed toward the site.

When his truck was prohibited from entering the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, Siller raced on foot, through the Tunnel, with his gear strapped to his back. He was last seen alive on West and Liberty Streets where-more than likely-he went looking for his Squad, all of whom perished. The Tunnel to Towers Run retraces Stephen's footsteps on that fateful day. In running along his path, the Run/Walk honors the memory of all the firefighters, police, and EMS workers who performed their duty that day.

The Stephen Siller 'Let Us Do Good' Children's Foundation was created to serve the needs of children who have lost one or more parents through local community awards and contributions to organizations with similar missions. The Foundation sponsors educational scholarships, counseling, financial support and other related activities in an effort to bring hope and healing to these children. The Foundation also supports the Pediatric Unit of the NYC Firefighter Burn Center and burn centers throughout the nation.

"We are honored to be participating in the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run/Walk," Hofstra Head Men's Lacrosse Coach Seth Tierney said. "In addition to remembering and honoring Firefighter Siller and all those who perished on September 11, 2001, we are proud to be able to help raise funds for the Foundation and its many charitable endeavors."

Registration information for the Run/Walk can be found at http://www.tunneltotowersrun.org/how-to-register.html.