Stark & Stark is proud to announce that Shareholder Joseph Lemkin has been named Volunteer Director of the Tunnel to Towers Princeton 5K. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is dedicated to honoring the sacrifice of FDNY Firefighter Stephen Siller, who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. For 20 years, the Foundation has supported our nation’s first responders, veterans, and their families by providing these heroes and the families they leave behind with mortgage-free homes. Through the Fallen First Responder Home Program, Tunnel to Towers aims to pay off the mortgages of fallen law enforcement officers and firefighters who lose their lives in the line of duty or to 9/11 related illness, and leave behind young children. The Foundation’s goal is to ensure stability and security for these families facing sudden, tragic loss.
In this role, Joe will be responsible for organizing volunteers, fundraisers, and sponsors for the event. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation holds numerous fundraising events countrywide, including 5Ks, golf outings, and a run/climb series. Last year’s Tunnel to Towers Princeton 5K was the first NJ-based event held by the Foundation. This year, the Tunnel to Towers Princeton 5K will be held at the Carnegie Center on August 20, 2022 at 9:30am. Registration can be completed online here. “I have always admired the great work Tunnel to Towers does helping families of service members and first responders in tribute to the heroic efforts of Steven Siller on 9/11,” said Joe. “Last year I participated in Tunnel to Towers 5K in Princeton and when I learned they needed help to continue the Princeton event going forward, I was happy to step up to lead the event.”