Taymax Group Honors 9/11 Victims with Fourth Annual Stair Climb
Most people can remember exactly where they were on the tragic day of Sept. 11, 2001. Twenty-two years later, Planet Fitness® franchisees still look for ways to honor those who lost their lives that day. Taymax Group’s Napanee, Ontario, location held a 9/11 stair climb for the fourth year in a row. There were 45 total participants at Napanee, with 23 of them being local firefighters in full gear. There were four other firefighter groups that participated, along with a group of six local teachers and members of the Canadian Armed forces.
The stair climb event started bright and early at 6 a.m. on Sept. 11, with participants on the stair climber machines. The firefighter participants climbed 110 flights of stairs, while wearing full firefighter gear, to symbolize the 110 flights of stairs that firefighters had to climb in the World Trade Center on 9/11. The participants had a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., when the first plane hit the World Trade Center.
Taymax’s Napanee location plans to do the stair climb event again next year to continue to honor those who lost their lives. “We do it to remember those who died protecting and serving others. The relationship with PF® has been tremendous and inspires us to complete the challenge and provides a channel to get us together to complete the challenge,” said Napanee’s Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Duncan.