TUCSON- Tucsonans went ‘over the edge’ Saturday to raise money for Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona. It was the fifth annual and final Over the Edge fundraiser.
“We are going over the edge for girls. We’re repelling down 5151 east Broadway,” said Debbie Rich, Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona CEO.
More than sixty people repelled down the 17-story building.
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“It’s mind over matter,” said Tubac Fire Chief, Cheryl Horvath. “Once you trust the equipment and trust the people who are helping you get over the edge, it’s a piece of cake.”
The proceeds from the event go towards social impact programs for the Girl Scouts. But officials said that’s not the only valuable thing girls receive from the day.
“[It’s also to] show girls that they can be go-getters, innovators, risk takers and leaders,” said Rich.
The event has sent more than 350 people over the edge in five years, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars.