9/11 Survivor to Speak at A Night Among The Stars & Stripes
Buried alive twice on 9/11, retired FDNY Lieutenant Joe Torrillo will share his inspirational recount.
9/11 Promise Run Inc is a registered non-profit organization, founded in 2016, to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country and community and honor those who currently serve.
Each year the organization hosts a Promise Run. This event is not a race, but a relay event of 240 miles that will start at the Pentagon Memorial on 9/9/19 and will finish at the Ground Zero in New York City on 9/11/19. These teams consist of 8-10 members and must be able to endure an average 10-minute mile.
This year, the organization added a 9/11 Promise Bike Ride. It will start at the Pentagon on 9/9/19 and bike teams will travel to the 9/11 Memorial in Shanksville Pennsylvania on 9/11/19.
To date the organization has raised $150,000.00. Among the beneficiaries of the organization's efforts are, Operation Homefront and Hope For The Warriors.
Mr. Torrillo will be sharing his inspirational story of Devastation to Inspiration at the fundraiser on August 24th. Joe will divulge in detail the events of that fateful day of September 11,2001. He will be sharing his struggles through physical rehabilitation and coming to grips with survivor's guilt. He realizes now that God spared him for a later mission in life. He now travels the world sharing his experiences in what he calls his mission to the re-patriation of America.
"On 9/10/2018, Joe spoke to the athletes of the 9/11 Promise Run, and his story not only set the stage for the final day's run into New York City, it left a lasting impression on the lives of every participant in attendance. I am grateful that Joe continues to support the mission of the 9/11 Promise Run. I can think of no better person to have kick off the very first Night Among the Stars & Stripes annual fundraiser!" Said Jennifer Depoto, founder of The 9/11 Promise Run Inc.
The fundraiser is open to the public. You can find event details and tickets at the foundation website http://911promiserun.com/