Hello! My name is Presley Jones. I am a 4th year at the University of Texas at Austin and a member of the Longhorn Marching Band. I am raising funds and awareness for Make-A-Wish® Central & South Texas by (hopefully) joining 150 people on October 29, 2022, to go Over The Edge - literally! Over The Edge challenges you to face your fears, catch your breath, step up to the edge and rappel from a downtown skyrise in the heart of Austin. The first 150 fundraisers to raise a minimum of $1,500 will earn a spot to go Over The Edge!!
Now, something to know about me, one of my biggest fears is heights! However, I decided to do this because I am inspired by the courage and bravery of these kids and their families. I want to challenge myself to be half as courageous as these individuals and support them as much as I can.
More than 500 children in central and south Texas are diagnosed each year with a critical medical condition. Last year, Make-A-Wish® Central & South Texas granted 309 wishes for local children. Research shows that a wish can give a child the mental and physical strength needed to fight their illness. You can help Make-A-Wish® reach more of these children and create hope, strength and joy in their lives. All the money raised by me and fellow rappellers will go towards granting these wishes.
For more information on Over The Edge, be sure to visit: www.AustinOverTheEdge.com