First Responder Jamie Cashion Honored by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation

Fort Worth, TX (For Release) – Jamie Cashion, a fire department first responder and American Karate Grandmaster, was honored by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation during the 2019 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk at the Shops at Clearfork in Fort Worth, TX, on Saturday, October 12. The event, which raised nearly $4000 to support the Foundation, honors the memory of New York City Firefighter Stephen Siller who lost his life while saving others during the tragedy of September 11, 2001.

In Siller’s memory, the Foundation honors the military and first responders who every day put their lives on the line for others. Since its inception, the Foundation has spent more than $100 million towards these efforts. The signature event, The Tunnel to Towers National Run, Walk, & Climb Series, honors the final steps of Sillers who, in full gear, ran through the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel (formerly the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel) to reach the Twin Towers.

Cashion, who has served since his teens as a volunteer and reserve firefighter, EMR and Deputy Fire Marshall, was honored for his continued service to the public. His first major incident, during which he nearly lost his life, was a 1984 wildland fire near Crowley, TX, at age 16. Since then he has served in numerous natural disaster incidents, most notably the 2013 Granbury, TX, EF-4 tornado and Hurricane Harvey in 2017. He was also instrumental in raising funds to support firefighters following the 2013 fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.

In addition to his first responder efforts, Cashion has set a strong example in his life through both his martial arts success and his commitment to giving back to the community. He has worked with at-risk youth and underprivileged children in Texas and as far away as Costa Rica and Uganda. Cashion, who was promoted to 9th Degree Black Belt by Grandmaster Pat Burleson on April 21, 2018, has also dedicated more than three decades of his life to the martial arts as a student, teacher and advocate.

“There are many more worthy than I am to receive the award, but I am blessed and honored to receive it,” said Cashion. “This award recognizes those hurt in the line of duty who continue to serve. I continue to do this because I love to serve my community.”

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