ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - The "Tunnel to Towers" run that benefits wounded war veterans could be coming to St. Louis soon.
Thirty-five thousand people are expected at the annual run in New York City on Saturday. The event started in honor of off-duty New York firefighter Stephen Siller, who abandoned his truck in a Brooklyn tunnel on September 11, 2001 and ran to Ground Zero to respond. He lost his life when the south tower fell.
Next year the St. Louisan who promotes the run wants to bring it here.
"We are looking for sponsors we are looking for philanthropists we are looking for people that want to get involved that want to make a difference," said Chris Kuban, director of media relations.
One of the reasons Kuban wants to have a run in St. Louis is because Marine Cpl. Todd Nicley is from the area. He lost his arms and legs to a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.