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SAVE THE DATE: March 10th & 11th 2023

How would you like to rappel down the side of a building?

Fundraising can sometimes be a tall task, but United Way of Cumberland County is taking fundraising to new heights with Over the Edge - an innovative fundraising event. The event will see 94 thrill-seeking participants rappel 50 feet down the Cape Fear Valley Medical Arts Building in downtown Fayetteville. Each participant must raise a minimum of $1,000 in donations for United Way to be eligible to rappel.

Over the Edge is a day-long event, which runs from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Family, friends and spectators are invited to come down and support participants and enjoy a game of corn hole, food trucks, vendor tents, etc.

The event is open to all ages. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian, and all participants must be within the 100 to 300 pound required weight range (as per Over the Edge safety standards). If you have any questions about special accommodations for participants with special needs, severe health complications or allergies, and more, please reach out to Melissa Reid at

Over the Edge is a special events company that provides signature events for non-profit organizations across Canada and the United States. Over The Edge and their team of Certified Rope Access Technicians have helped raise over $100 Million with non-profit partners, hosted over 1000 rappelling events, and maintained a spotless safety record through their 10 years of operation.

“This is an exciting new way to raise both funds and awareness for the United Way.  We are a Can-Do community that is known for caring for one another and always going further.  We hope everyone will step up and show that can do spirit by signing up to repel, be a sponsor or volunteer for Over the Edge” said Carolyn Justice – Hinson, Communications/Community Relations Officer for Fayetteville Publics Work Commission who is serving as the chairperson for this event. 

Become a Sponsor: Limited Opportunities 

United Way of Cumberland County has been making an impact in our community for over 80 years, but we can't do it without business partnerships like yours. When you sponsor United Way's Over the Edge Fundraiser you will help impact over 412,866 local individuals & families, including over 21,112 military individuals & families through locally funded programs, services and initiatives provided assistance. Sponsoring United Way is the perfect way for your business to demonstrate corporate social responsibility while gaining valuable visibility in front of community leaders and key demographics.  

What sponsoring United Way means for you:

Increase your brand's visibility through positive media impressions. 

Reinforce your company's reputation as a good corporate citizen. 

Support the leading non-profit with the greatest local impact. 

Feel good knowing you're not only getting value but giving value. 

Volunteers Needed: Limited Spots Available

United Way is raising funds by partnering with Over the Edge to give people the chance to rappel down the Medical Arts Building on March 11, 2023! Participants will be raising, on average, $1,000 per person for this exclusive opportunity to rappel. Volunteers are needed during this event from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm or 12 pm to 5 pm. Volunteers will help with registration, staging, landing zone, roof top security, roof top radio, lading zone announcer, floater and rope volunteers.   

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