Rappelling for food allergy awareness at 'Over the Edge' event in Virginia

Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) is hosting a fundraising event in the Washington, D.C., area called Over the Edge, in which participants can rappel down a 15-story building. The event will be held on Nov. 16 at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Northern Virginia.

Anyone over the age of 18 is invited to attend Over the Edge at the event, which has been held before with great success. Each person who has signed up has already managed to generate donations of $1,250 for their walk down the 15-story building. One Edger, as they're called, has already raised $10,000.

Raising awareness through adventure

The event's flier reads: "Over The Edge is FARE’s fundraiser with an edge – an unconventional adventure that takes fundraisers to the rooftop of a high-rise building and guides them down the side of the building. No elevator, no stairs."

The rappel down the building is under the direction of Over the Edge professionals who have set up the event to meet rigorous safety standards.

The event and its proceeds will go towards building awareness of food allergies and research into prevention and cures. Visit the event's website for more information.

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