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Over The Edge Philadelphia Event!

August 26, 2013

Autism Speaks had an amazing 2 days in Philadelphia August 23-24th. We sent VIPs/Media and participants Over the Edge of the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing, all 22 stories of it, to raise awareness and funds to support the mission of Autism Speaks. This event was full of personality. JP Allen from Wired 96.5 approached the event as a superhero, cape included. Autism Speaks’ very own Peter Bell and Cathy Kanefsky conquered the rappel like true professionals for their children affected by autism. Top fundraiser, Ryan Attaway, decided to do the event as a birthday gift to himself and is already asking about rappelling again in 2014. 

Participants were in the capable hands of the event production crew from Over the Edge who produce over 100+ events throughout the USA each year to help raised funds for causes. From staging to taking the first step, the entire crew, which includes rope volunteers, put all your fears to rest and walk you through the process. In 2014 we have 2 events confirmed with Over the Edge, one in Phoenix and the other in Nassau County. For more information regarding either event email overtheedge@autismspeaks.org.