Extreme athletes raise $4G for children of 9/11 victims with 75-mile trek from L.I. to NYC
Two extreme athletes raised $4,000 for the children of 9/11 victims on Sunday when they finished a 75-mile trek from Long Island to the Survivor’s Tree in lower Manhattan.
Long-distance runner Eva Casale and former Air Force veteran and handcyclist Michael Roesch battled the heat and humidity as they trekked from Manhasset to Manhattan — stopping to lay wreaths along the way at various 9/11 memorials.
“Just seeing all those that were lost and keeping that in our hearts was keeping us going,” Casale said.
She and Roesch did the “Footsteps for 15” ahead of the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in memory of all the victims but also to raise funds for Tuesday’s Children, a charity for kids who lost loved ones in the attacks.