MANHATTAN, NY - Lenox Hill Hospital, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System , had one of the largest teams participating in the 13th annual Tunnel to Towers 5K run and walk through the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel held on Sunday, Sept. 28th.
The annual race honors the memory of New York City firefighter Stephen Siller, who gave his life on Sept. 11th, 2001, after he left his truck and ran through the tunnel with all his gear toward the World Trade Center. He was killed when the South Tower collapsed.
Lenox Hill Hospital EMT Chavelle Williams honored Stephen Siller by also running in his full gear alongside the hospital’s 275 team members.
Lenox Hill Hospital had 20 volunteers and two ambulances distribute team running packets and tee-shirts. Additionally, the hospital provided free health screenings to the participants.
This is the third year Lenox Hill Hospital has been a sponsor for Tunnel to Towers. Donations to the Lenox Hill Hospital team can still be made here .
To watch a video about Lenox Hill’s participation in the race, click here.
About Lenox Hill Hospital
Lenox Hill Hospital, a member of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, is a 652-bed, fully accredited, acute care hospital located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side with a national reputation for outstanding patient care and innovative medical and surgical treatments. US News & World Report has ranked the hospital among the nation’s top 50 in Cardiology and Heart Surgery and among the top 10 hospitals in the state of New York with a total of 11 “high performing” designations for its clinical performance in Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology. It is also recognized nationally as a leader maternal/child health and offers a wide range of services in radiology, and medical and surgical specialties. For more information, go to www.lenoxhillhospital.org.