This one isn’t for those with a fear of heights – but if you have a few beats of adventure in your heart, rappelling down a 25 story skyscraper to benefit charity might be for you.
The second annual Over The Edge Detroit, a fundraiser that will help Nepal fight poverty and benefit Detroit students, will let you do just that.
The exact height is 341 feet.
So how do rope yourself into this fun? Well, dust off your fundraising skills. Participants must raise a minimum of $1,000, and anyone who exceeds $1,000 gets further incentives like Fjallraven outerwear and gift certificates to the Somerset Collection.
The amount raised can add up pretty quickly.
“Last year’s event raised more than $230,000,” said Dr. Richard Keidan, director of D2N. Keidan believes this year’s fundraiser will raise even more money for the Detroit2Nepal Foundation and American Promise Schools (APS).
D2N’s mission, according to their website, is to improve public health, health and educational opportunities for children in remote Himalayan villages of Nepal and in the greater Detroit area.
“Our schools are built on the belief that anything is possible and all students deserve the opportunity for a college education,” said Doug Ross, who is the president of APS. “Watching rappellers tackle their fears and make that leap of faith demonstrates the courage it takes to go beyond your expectations.”
You do not need any previous experience going down walls or cliffs – just be between 100 and 300 pounds. You can be under 18, with parental permission.
Here’s where you sign up, and the event itself happens on May 6 and 7, 2016.