“It is wonderful to see the community come together to take part in the climb in remembrance of those firefighters who gave their lives. We are proud to partner with FirefighterAid and assist in their efforts and mission.” - GovX CEO, Alan Cole.
SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) August 16, 2022
GovX, the largest online marketplace focused exclusively on serving those who serve, is proud to announce its continued partnership and support for the 2022 San Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. To honor and commemorate the 21st anniversary of the brave firefighters and first responders who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks, the Memorial Climb aims to raise $120,000 for FirefighterAid, a San Diego-based nonprofit that provides charitable assistance to firefighters and families in crisis. The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel from 7am - 3pm.
“At GovX, our goal is always to support those who serve and give back to the community as much as possible. The San Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is a premier event to raise funds for firefighters and we are honored to support FirefighterAid to the greatest extent possible,” shared GovX CEO, Alan Cole. “It is wonderful to see the community come together to take part in the climb in remembrance of those firefighters who gave their lives. We are proud to partner with FirefighterAid and assist in their efforts and mission.”
FirefighterAid’s San Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, supported by GovX, aims to honor the sacrifices of the 343 firefighters who died responding to the terrorist attacks on 9/11 while raising funds to support care for current firefighters and their families. As the only event of its kind in the region, the Memorial Stair Climb is a unique and powerful experience shared by thousands of patriots every year. Teams and individuals of firefighters, police officers, military personnel, and civilians will join to climb nearly 100 flights of the hotel's stairs, symbolically completing the climb of emergency personnel who were lost in the attacks on 9/11.
GovX has participated in the San Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb with fundraising efforts since 2016. Each year a team of GovX employees rises to the challenge of completing the rigorous and rewarding climb. In addition to their participation, GovX has also donated a total of $68,000 USD to FirefighterAid as of August 2022, and even provided donations when the event had to be canceled in 2020 and 2021. For the month of September, GovX will resume its fundraising effort and send ten employees to make the honorary climb.
FirefighterAid is GovX’s featured nonprofit for the month of September during its ongoing monthly GovX Gives Back campaign. Members of GovX.com can help raise funds by buying the exclusive Patch of the Month and GovX Gear apparel, with proceeds going directly to the nonprofit. September’s Patch of the Month will honor the sacrifices of the 343 firefighters who died responding to the terrorist attacks on 9/11.
"GovX has supported the San Diego Memorial Stair Climb for over half a decade. Support from companies like GovX doesn't just help us memorialize that tragic day 21 years ago but helps us honor all first responders who put their lives on the line for us everyday,” said Sara Berns, Executive Director of FirefighterAid. Despite having to cancel the event the last two years due to the pandemic, Berns shared that the need to care for Firefighters never went away. In fact, first responders have faced many challenges due to the pandemic on top of other health risks they take every day.
“GovX was there to support us even during those cancellations and we are so grateful for their loyalty,” Berns continued. “GovX’s support is getting us that much closer to meeting our goal of raising $120,000 to support our Firefighting heros. When we hit our goal, that money goes right to work in our Cancer Prevention, Mental Wellness and grant programs helping our firefighters when they need it most."
The San Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb invites participants and teams to register for the race in spirit of remembrance and courage to honor the memories of those lost 21 years ago. To sign up, donate, or learn more, please visit http://www.sandiegostairclimb.com. Learn more about FirefighterAid at http://www.firefighteraid.org.
GovX is proud to serve those who serve and their families by offering the best prices on top brands and experiences and creating a platform where members can support the important work that nonprofits and organizations are doing for the community, like FirefighterAid and the San Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. To learn more about GovX and GovX Gives Back, please visit http://www.GovX.com.
GovX.com is for men and women of service. A members-only online destination for military and first responders, the site offers thousands of products from hundreds of brands at exclusive, below-retail pricing. Members include active and veteran U.S. military, firefighters, law enforcement officers, federal agents, healthcare workers and personnel from related government agencies. For more information, visit http://www.govx.com.
FirefighterAid is a 501(c)(3) fund managed by San Diego Fire Relief Association. Our mission is to provide charitable assistance to Firefighters and their families in times of need and to promote awareness of Firefighter health and safety issues and the impacts they have upon their families and communities. For over 100 years, the San Diego Fire Relief Association has been providing for the protection, care, and relief of the members of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.