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Hundreds climb 2,071 steps at Arizona Stadium for 9/11 Tower Challenge

Hundreds of first responders participated in the Tower Challenge on Friday. (Source: Twitter/ChiefCMagnus) Hundreds of first responders participated in the Tower Challenge on Friday. (Source: Twitter/ChiefCMagnus)
Sunday is the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (Source: Tucson News Now) Sunday is the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (Source: Tucson News Now)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Hundreds of first responders climbed the stairs of Arizona Stadium Friday morning for the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. 

Firefighters, law enforcement, military members and their families climbed 2,071 steps as a tribute to the 414 first responders who lost their lives that day, according to a news release.

The "9/11 Memorial Tower Challenge" memorializes those who died, as well as raises funds for charities that support first responder and military families. 

Many participants donned full gear to climb the steps, which were the equivalent of the 110 stories in the World Trade Center.

The event was private, however, those who would like to make a donation to the cause can do so here: http://tucsonne.ws/2cg8iON

Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University also held similar events.

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