SUFFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- For years, Bill Price has participated in 9/11 memorial stair climbs around the country.
When he's not at events, he spends his time training for the event and for his job as Captain of the Naval Station Norfolk Fire Department.
He trains at Mt. Trashmore and Planet Fitness in Suffolk in full firefighting gear. It draws stares and questions, but he doesn't mind at all.
"These guys were killed. A lot of them went in knowing they weren't coming up, so it's important to teach the next generation coming up," he said.
Price said his godfather was a New York City firefighter who was there on 9/11 and has many close ties to others who were impacted that day.
He wants future generations like his boys, 8 and 6-years-old, to remember. His oldest son has already completed a full 110-flight climb, equivalent to the number of floors of the World Trade Center.
"This is something that I hope when I'm done, when my old butt can't do it anymore, they keep going with it," he said.
Price doesn't just train, but he also does fundraising for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation throughout the year.
Last year, he raised more than $9,000. This year, he hopes to reach $10,000.
"I'm already dedicated enough, and when I see people who I'm able to touch and affect in a positive way, that's a good thing," he said.
If you'd like to donate to his campaign or follow his journey, you can follow or contact him on Facebook.
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