Alison Crowther, Mom of 9/11 Hero on Morning MAGIC

September 11, 2019
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In one of the University's proudest traditions, the BC community comes together each year for the Volunteer & Service Learning Center's Red Bandanna Run, held to honor 9/11 hero Welles Remy Crowther '99. 

RED BANDANNA RUN

OCTOBER 26TH @ 9AM

Boston College / 140 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill

The 5k begins at 9 a.m. in front of the Gasson Hall eagle statue. Check-in on race day, and race day registration, will take place at Lyons Dining Hall from 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m; at 8:30 a.m., runners and others in attendance will gather for a pre-race welcome from the Crowther family.  

On September 11, 2001, Welles Crowther was working as an equities trader in the South Tower of the World Trade Center when the plane hijacked by terrorists struck the building. Trained as a volunteer firefighter in his hometown of Nyack, NY, he wrapped his trademark red bandanna around his face to help him breathe through the smoke, and organized a rescue effort to guide survivors down the building’s stairwells to safety. He twice returned into the building and then joined a New York Fire Department team in its effort to free victims still trapped under debris.

He was killed when the building collapsed.

Proceeds from the RED BANDANNA RUN will support the Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust, established by the Crowther Family to honor Welles and keep his memory alive through good works benefitting young people.

REGISTER FOR THE RED BANDANNA RUN HERE!