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Students organizing 9/11 stair climb to raise funds for first responders

August 24, 2022

Event set for Sept. 11 at Hantz Stadium

 MIDLAND, Mich. — The Kappa Sigma Chapter at Northwood University is commemorating the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, in a way that will raise funds for first responders and the nation’s 9/11 memorial.

The fraternity plans to plant American flags along campus to represent all the people who lost their lives on 9/11, and to host a stair climb event to raise funds for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum; FDNY Foundation; and Folds of Honor.

“Kappa Sigma is always looking for ways to make an impact. We are very passionate about Philanthropy,” said Northwood Kappa Sigma President Cade Nelson. “Last year was our first 9/11 Fundraising event where we really saw how much of a difference we can make. This event is to help honor the first responders and many others who lost their lives that day. All the money raised is given to organizations to help first responders and their families.”

Students will be climbing 2,200 steps that first responders climbed, risking their lives for others. They will begin their climb at Hantz Stadium at 8:46 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, to signify when the first World Trade Center tower was struck in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001.

“This is a great way to donate and raise scholarship money for those family members of 9/11 first responders that lost their lives,” said Philanthropy Chair Alexander Mazon.

To support the effort, donations can be made online at Donations also can be made in person at a booth Kappa Sigma will have at the Sept. 10 Northwood Football game. Donations also can be made in person on the day of the event, which is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11 at Hantz Stadium

For more information, contact Alex Mazon at and 914-703-8604.

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