The joint Wake Forest, Winston-Salem State, and Salem College ROTC battalion hosts the Climb to Remember memorial on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, at Truist Field on Saturday, September 11, 2021. ROTC Cadets, cadre, local police and first responders, students, athletes, and members of the community climbed 2997 stairs to honor those lives lost on 9/11.

Climb to Remember

The No Fear Battalion hosts a Climb to Remember as a memorial for lives lost on September 11, 2001. To honor the 2,977 lives lost on 9/11, participants are invited to climb a step for each life. This event is open to the entire Winston-Salem community.

Please plan to join us this year on September 11, 2024 at 6am for our next Climb to Remember.

You can register here for the 2024 event!

Hit the Bricks

Hit The Bricks was started in 2003 as a campus-wide philanthropic event benefiting the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund and the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist.

Each fall, teams of students, faculty, staff, and alumni gather on Hearn Plaza taking turns running and walking laps around the Quad to show their solidarity in the fight against cancer. Throughout the day, participants, volunteers, and spectators enjoy fun activities, live music, and special guest speakers. The event concludes with a ceremonial remembrance lap before participants gather in front of Wait Chapel for a moment of silence to honor all those who have lost their lives to, or are fighting the battle against cancer.

 In 2021, 146 teams ran Hit the Bricks, and they raised $202,000 for cancer research. For the past four years, ROTC has placed in the top 3 teams for Hit the Bricks and contributed to raising money for this amazing cause.

Pump up for Piccolo

ROTC has also raised a significant amount of money for other philanthropic events, such as Pump up for Piccolo. Pump up for Piccolo is hosted by the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and the football team to raise money for cancer research. In spring 2023, ROTC placed second in the competition, narrowly losing the tug of war championship.

Veteran’s Day Ceremony

Every year, cadets organize and host a Veterans Day Ceremony to acknowledge the sacrifices of local veterans and veterans nationwide. This special ceremony honors men and women, both past and present, who have faithfully served our nation.