Veterans nonprofit to host 9/11 remembrance stair climb event in over 90 locations nationwide

Team RWB 9/11 Stair Climb sponsored by TD Bank to honor those lost and those who served

Atlanta, Georgia, UNITED STATES

ATLANTA, Sept. 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The attacks on September 11th, 2001, changed the lives of many Americans, including the over 1.9 million military personnel who were called to serve in the wars that followed. As the 23rd anniversary of that pivotal day approaches, Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB), a nonprofit organization forging America’s leading health and wellness community for veterans, will host more than 90 9/11 Stair Climb events in remembrance.

The 9/11 Stair Climb, a Team RWB Monthly Mission presented by TD Bank, encourages participants to climb 2,200 stairs — the same number of stairs first responders climbed on their way up to the 110-story World Trade Center. For an additional challenge, participants will wear a 45-lb rucksack, mirroring the weight of gear worn by firefighters.

"September 11th marks a moment of profound significance for our nation. It not only united us in grief but also galvanized the spirit of service that defines our veterans," said Mike Erwin, Founder and Executive Director of Team RWB. "The 9/11 Stair Climb is an opportunity for us to remember the fallen, honor the sacrifice, and stand alongside veterans as we look ahead with resilience and hope."

As a nonprofit serving America’s veterans, Team RWB plays a vital role in not only ensuring our nation never forgets the victim’s legacies and heroism displayed that day, but also offers those who served a space to reflect on the events that deeply impacted their service. Before beginning the climb, participants will have the opportunity to share their stories and connect with others with shared experiences.

"We are humbled and grateful for the opportunity to be a part of Team RWB's 9/11 Stair Climb," said Ernie Diaz, Head of U.S. Consumer Distribution, Wealth and TD Auto Finance, TD Bank, and Executive Sponsor of TD Salutes, TD's Veterans and allies business resource group. "Here at TD Bank, we honor the enormous sacrifices, dedication, bravery and commitment of all military personnel, and we look forward to participating in the climb and honoring our nation's heroes."

As an additional symbol of hope and courage - participants will be eligible to win gift cards from DFND, a 9/11 Stair Climb sponsor. DFND is a compression and performance gear company adopted by the U.S. Military, First Responders, and Elite athletes.

To learn more about participating in, supporting, or learning more about Team RWB’s 9/11 Stair Climb event, please click here.

About Team RWB:
Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB) is a nonprofit organization forging the nation’s leading health and wellness community. Founded in 2010, Team RWB supports veterans as they prioritize their well-being by offering events, training, and programming to build a healthy lifestyle. For more information about Team RWB and its 200,000 members visit

About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®

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