Home News-Free The YMCA of Northwest Louisianaprovides a day of remembrance for 9/11

The YMCA of Northwest Louisiana
provides a day of remembrance for 9/11

The new YMCA facility in Shreveport off Clyde Fant Parkway that opened in March of 2017. (Randy Brown/Press-Tribune)

September 6, 2021] It’s the twentieth anniversary of one of the worst
tragedies in United States history and all around the country people will be ensuring we pay
tribute forever to the 2,977 people that lost their lives on 9/11/01.

This year marks the fourth year the YMCA of Northwest Louisiana has hosted its all day
commemorative stair climb. Open to members and non-members, people in the community
are invited to strive to reach a goal of climbing 110 flights of stairs, the same number as the
World Trade Center.

Eight stairmasters will be set up in the lobby of the BHP YMCA. Stairmasters can be reserved
for a 25 minute time slot beginning at 7AM on Saturday, September 11th.

“We believe part of our role is to serve as a conscience for our community,” says Gary Lash,
CEO of the YMCA of Northwest Louisiana. “It is our responsibility to remind people daily of the
importance of wellness and it is our job to provide a place where the community can come
together for various important events. Our commemorative stair climb is one of the days of
the year when we fulfill our mission most fully.”

Participants who donate $10 or more, or who climb 110 flights of stairs, will receive a
commemorative 9/11 pin for their contributions. All funds will go to first responders in

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