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Fourth Annual 9/11 Hero Climb Returns to St. Joseph High School

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Fourth Annual 9/11 Hero Climb Returns to St. Joseph High School

Last year, despite pouring rain, over 200 participants joined local firefighters and area first responders at the 9/11 Hero Climb, scaling 2071 steps to honor the fallen. This year, on Wednesday, September 11, 2024, the event returns, uniting the community with local firefighters, Berrien County Police and EMTs for another symbolic ascent on the bleachers at St. Joseph High School. The event is hosted by the BOSS Services Foundation and co-host Honor Credit Union.

Starting at 8:46 am, mirroring the time when the first plane hit World Trade Tower One, participants will begin their climb, echoing the resilience shown on the fateful day of September 11, 2001. For those who may not be able to climb the stairs, a one-mile lap (for all abilities) and chip-timed 5k on the school’s track offer alternative ways to show support and unity.

Now in its fourth year, the 9/11 Hero Climb embodies community unity and remembrance. Former Marine and BOSS Services Co-Owner Jeff Street emphasizes the event's significance: "Remembering 9/11 is about honoring the resilience, unity, and unbreakable spirit of this country. We truly never forget those firefighters, first responders and community heroes that gave all to save their fellow Americans. We believe this event is a positive way to keep their memory alive."

All proceeds from this event directly benefit Berrien County Fire Departments, aiding in the purchase of critical equipment. Last year’s Hero Climb raised $9000 that was subsequently donated to three local fire departments.

Everyone who wants to participate is encouraged to join the BOSS Services Foundation, Honor Credit Union and local first responders on September 11, 2024, at St. Joseph High School. For sponsorship opportunities, registration and more information, visit 

Thank you to our current sponsors:

𝗚𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗿𝘀:
LeValley Chevrolet GMC
ABC 57
MailMax - Your Good News Paper

𝗦𝗶𝗹𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗿𝘀:
Whiteford Wealth Management
Silver Beach Pizza
Roof Wiz

𝗕𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘇𝗲 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗿𝘀:
Petzke Team at RE/MAX by the Lake
Lake Michigan College
Baird Wealth Management

About BOSS Services Foundation

The BOSS Services Foundation mission is to stand behind our first responders and veterans, acknowledging their unwavering dedication. We offer financial aid, mental health resources, education, camaraderie and essential services to address their critical needs. By doing so, we aim to enhance their well-being and foster unity in our society. Together, let's honor their valor and ensure they receive the care they rightfully deserve.

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