Cancer Fight Goes Over the Edge

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130 People to Scale 470 ft. Skyscraper to Raise Awareness, Funds for Fight Against Cancer

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NEW YORK, NY – September 28, 2012 – On Saturday, September 29 the American Cancer Society will host the first ever Over the Edge rappelling fundraiser in Jersey City. For a fundraising commitment of $1,200, participants will be invited to rappel down the side of Harborside Financial center plaza 5. Proceeds will benefit cancer research and patient service programs supported by the American Cancer Society, including the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, a free lodging facility for cancer patients just across the river from the rappel site.

Over The Edge will give rappelers views of the Manhattan skyline, New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty. Beginning at 9AM, 130 participants will rappel down the side of the building on six ropes at a time. Anyone can sign up and rappel, and no prior climbing or rappelling experience is necessary. Training will be provided before each rappel.

This premier event brings together adventure enthusiasts and philanthropists as they join forces in the fight against cancer. All participants will receive a photo, gift bag, official t-shirt and entrance to the Landing Pad Party for them and three guests. The Landing Pad Party will include a DJ, musical entertainment, snacks and other activities.

Additional Reading:
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About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.