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Actor & Director Steve Buscemi Officially Kicks Off Registration for Tunnel To Towers 5K Run & Walk Series to Benefit Catastrophically Injured Service Heroes

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NEW YORK, May 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Registration for the 2013 Tunnel To Towers (T2T) 5K Run & Walk officially kicks off on May 23, 2013. The events will take place in Cincinnati; Columbia, S.C.; Fort Lauderdale; Mobile, Ala.; New York City; Nashville; Orlando; Raleigh, N.C.; San Antonio; Savannah, Ga.; and Vero Beach, Fla. during the month of September. Registrants at www.T2Trun.org prior to June 1 will receive a $5 discount by using the code EARLYBIRD.

In a show of support, Actor and Director Steve Buscemi stars in a video encouraging participation. "I can't say enough about this tremendous volunteer organization," said Buscemi. "I've seen how their support has helped our first responders and military heroes, not to mention the ongoing support they provide for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. It's an honor to be a part of the Stephen Siller T2T Foundation." Prior to acting, Buscemi served with the Fire Department, City of New York as a member of Engine 55. The video message, which will run on TV and online, can be seen here: Run/Walk/Honor - T2T 5K Run & Walk Series.

Proceeds from the T2T 5K Run & Walk events benefit the most seriously injured service heroes including quadruple and triple amputees who have made extraordinary sacrifices. Participants can create their own "T2T" profile page online, which highlights their personal photos and stories. They can also compete for prizes to raise the most funds and recruit the most friends.

The Tunnel To Towers Run first began in 2002 as a memorial to FDNY hero, father of five, Stephen Siller. On September 11, 2001, Stephen was on his way home from the night shift to play golf with his three older brothers. When he heard what was happening at the World Trade Center site, Stephen turned his car around and drove towards the site of the attacks. With his truck stuck in panicked traffic outside the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, Stephen courageously strapped on 60 lbs. of fire gear and ran approximately three miles from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers. Stephen was last seen with his brothers of Squad 1, all of whom perished. In honor of Stephen and all those that lost their lives on September 11 and while serving, the Tunnel To Towers Run program champions our heroes "in the line of duty" - the first responders and United State military, ensuring that together "We will Never Forget."

For more T2T 5K Run & Walk information, please visit T2Trun.org; @Tunnel2Towers

About Tunnel To Towers Foundation:

The Tunnel To Towers Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing services for our most seriously injured first responders & military heroes through the Tunnel To Towers 5K Run & Walk Series and the Building for America's Bravest program.

CONTACT: Liz Feldman 732.387.0515 lfeldman@hillmanpr.com

Source:Tunnel To Towers Foundation