On Sunday, October 3, the LCC K-9 Ministries were invited to participate in a special event Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk at Paulus Park in Lake Zurich, Illinois.
The Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk Series was created to honor the heroic life and death of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter who lost his life on September 11, 2001 after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers. The Foundation supports our nation’s fallen and catastrophically injured first responders, military heroes and their families
The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and Kare 9 Military Ministry Dogs with their veteran handlers were present to honor the fallen first responders from around the area, and all of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, and to support our first responders and military who make extraordinary sacrifices in the line of duty. An American Flag was displayed for each of the responders who died on 9/11. The Comfort Dogs also cheered on the runners and walkers as they crossed the finish line.
The following LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and their ministry teams were present:
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry:
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Hannah (LCC Staff)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Jacob (LCC Staff)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Malachi (St. Matthew - Hawthorn Woods, Illinois)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ruthie (LCC Staff)
LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry
LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog Asher (Faith Lutheran - Lake Forest, Illinois)
LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog Brutus (LCC Squad)
LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog Nigel (LCC Staff)
LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog Samson (Zion - Marengo, Illinois)