Hey y'all !
I am raising funds and awareness for Make-A-Wish® Central & South Texas on June 8th & 9th, 2019, to go Over The Edge - literally
See, ten years ago (jeez, has it really been that long?!) I stumbled across a small advertisement by Make A Wish, for a fundraiser called Over The Edge. It challenges you to step up to the edge and rappel from the 32nd story of 600 Congress in the heart of downtown Austin. The first 200 fundraisers to raise a minimum of $1,500 will earn a spot to go Over The Edge.
I thought "What?? As a Firefighter, I already know what it's like to rescue folks who are in Immediate need of help. Rappelling from the roof of a skyscraper, for fun, as a fundraiser to help some sick kiddos??! That sounds awesome!!"
And I did it. More than once. I have participated in this fundraiser something like 5 or 6 times. A couple of times, I even surprised 2 of my brothers by making them unexpectedly take the step Over The Edge. I'm pretty sure they both had fun with it !
To sum it up:
I hope you can help me reach my goal and help make a difference in the lives of children who need it most!
Here is some additional information straight from Make A Wish:
More than 550 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. Money raised by rappellers goes towards granting these wishes.
For more information on Over The Edge, be sure to visit: www.AustinOverTheEdge.com