CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk in Cheektowaga is happening this weekend. On Monday morning, News 4’s Abby Fridmann spoke with Lisa Amatura about her experience being in one of the towers that fell during the September 11 terror attacks.

Amatura, who was born and raised in Buffalo, was unknowingly pregnant with her middle daughter at the time of the attack. 21 years later, she is involved with the 5K, which was named for New York City firefighter Stephen Siller — a hero who gave his life to make sure others escaped that day.

Hear more about the September 10 event, which begins at Bellevue Fire Company at 8:40 a.m., in the video above.

Abby Fridmann is an award-winning anchor and reporter who joined the News 4 team in November 2020. See more of her work here and follow her on Twitter.

Evan Anstey is an Associated Press Award and Emmy-nominated digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2015. See more of his work here and follow him on Twitter.