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Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund to Host 5K Run/Walk in Lansing's Old Town

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Posted at 11:02 AM, Aug 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-17 11:02:55-04

The Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund is hosting its eighth annual Run to Remember 5k run/walk on September 8th in Lansing’s Old Town. The event will include a brief remembrance ceremony with a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. to mark the time that the first plane struck the Twin Towers. The 5k run/walk will start at 9:11 a.m.

Proceeds from the event will be used to support the Fund’s programming. This includes recognizing a Michigan first responder for their dedication to our state by sending them on an all-expense-paid trip to New York City to represent Michigan in the National Tunnel to Towers 5k, this year held on September 30. Other programming efforts include a high school scholarship essay contest for Michigan juniors and seniors to research and reflect on the impacts of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington D.C., and Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. This year’s essay contest will commence after the Run to Remember 5k run/walk. Speakers at this year’s event include founder and 9-11 survivor Patrick Anderson, State Representative Tom Cochran, and Honorable Michael Warren (Oakland County).

“We look forward to celebrating in the shared appreciation of our first responder community here in Michigan, and recognizing the recipient of our trip to NYC for the Tunnel to Towers 5k” said Lauren Branneman, Executive Director of the Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund. “We encourage everyone to join us in Lansing’s Old Town on September 8th to give a heartfelt send-off.”

The public is invited to attend the family (and pet) friendly remembrance ceremony and 5k run/walk. Registration is available at www.runsignup.com/runtoremember.

About the Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund

The Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund was founded in 2006 by Patrick Anderson, who was in the World Trade Center when the first plane hit. Anderson, who escaped from the tower, is Principal & CEO of East Lansing-based Anderson Economic Group, LLC. The fund’s mission is to ensure that future generations remember Sept. 11, 2001 as a day of loss and tragedy, and also a day of heroism and sacrifice. We do so by remembering those who lost their lives on 9/11/01, and by celebrating the brave men and women across Michigan who protect and serve our communities on a daily basis.

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