I've done it! I have registered as a Champion Edger to rappel 10 stories - 100 feet - down the side of the Embassy Suites Charlotte Uptown during the Over the Edge Charlotte event on September 25, 2019. My adrenaline is pumping and I sure am nervous, but the money I raise when I earn a spot to be a HERO for kids and go "Over the Edge"!
Roc Solid Foundation was selected as The NASCAR Foundation's local charity partner for this incredible event. As the charity partner, Roc Solid will receive financial support that will help us continue to accomplish our mission: building hope for kids fighting cancer. We build playsets in the backyards of children undergoing cancer treatment to provide a safe and convenient place for them to play. We also provide Ready Bags to families who have received a pediatric cancer diagnosis as a way to provide hope during the most unimaginable time in their lives. The above picture (taken on April 9, 2019) is of 4-year-old Gracie the very first time she was surprised with her brand new playset. In that moment, pediatric cancer was the very last thing on Gracie's mind, as well as her parents minds (standing directly behind us). The look on their faces say it all!
On September 25th I will face my fear as I rappel 10 stories, 100 feet down the side of a building in Uptown Charlotte, but my fear of height pales in comparison to the fear a family faces when they are told their child has cancer...
Help me to be a HERO for Kids fighting cancer!
About the charities orchestrating this fantastic event....
The NASCAR Foundation is a leading charity that works to improve the lives of the children who need it the most in our NASCAR Communities. We believe every child should have a chance at a healthy life and deserves to get across the finish line. The NASCAR Foundation is making children's health and medical needs our top priority. Through the Speediatrics Children's Fund, an Initiative of The NASCAR Foundation, we provide much needed health care and assistance to children who need it most so they are able to go full speed ahead in leading happier, healthier lives.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame Foundation works to ensure pre-K - 12 students have a competitive edge through education that best equips them for life and drives their future success. NASCAR Hall of Fame Foundation leverages their unique assets within the motorsports industry to provide economically disadvantaged students with engaging and interactive learning opportunities that meet state and national curricula criteria and are based in career pathway STE(A)M skills. Such experiences align with the community's focus to strengthen its academic offerings to children who may not be able to receive them without the support of organizations like the NASCAR Hall of Fame Foundation.