Go “over the edge” for Council on Aging

June 13, 2017

The Council on Aging of Buncombe County is getting ‘geared up’ for a unique, new, and exciting event coming to downtown Asheville on Saturday, September 23rd, the last day of the annual Active Aging Week.   

Rappelling down 29 N. Market Street, a 100-foot (7 story) building to the cheers of friends and onlookers, ninety-two (92) individuals will be given the unique opportunity to go Over the Edge for the Council on Aging of Buncombe County. To secure a place in the rappel line, each participant must raise a minimum of $1,000. Participants create their own unique fundraising page, and then rally friends, family, and colleagues to “sponsor” their rappel. Costumes are encouraged and you are sure to see some local celebrities making their way down.

Over The Edge is the perfect opportunity to have fun – and the only event of its kind in WNC. Earn your bragging rights and maybe even face your fear of heights.

Facts on Seniors:

More than 8,000 seniors are assisted every year by The Council on Aging with Senior Dining & Wellness, home modifications, Call A Ride volunteer transportation, Homebound Food Deliveries, caregiver respite, and more.   

Funding cuts mean the Council on Aging must raise at least $200,000 in the 2017-2018 program year to keep needed services in place.

Raising dollars through Over the Edge for the Council on Aging of Buncombe Countybenefits someone’s mom or dad, grandparents, or sisters and brothers. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to support them to stay healthy and independent, and at home.

Aging IS Everyone’s Future!  Help make it secure, get on the rooftop and go Over the Edge for the Council on Aging of Buncombe County!

For more information on the event, visit www.COAbc.org or call Zoe Trout at 828-277-8288 or email Zoe at ZoeT@COAbc.org.

Over The Edge is a special events company that provides signature events for non-profit organizations around the world. Business leaders, individuals and community members are invited to raise donations in exchange for the experience of going over the edge of a prominent building. This unique event generates front page news, raises thousands of dollars and provides participants with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Over The Edge is responsible for all technical aspects of the event including the insurance, professional staff and rappelling equipment. In addition, OTE provides a comprehensive Fundraising Manual to conduct a successful fund raising event. Our mission is to create a legacy with a 10 year goal to help non-profit organizations throughout North America raise $50 million dollars.