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The Alzheimer’s Alliance provides respite care and services to support caregivers and loved ones affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias. We want to promote awareness within the communities we serve and offer education and support to the growing number of people and families living with the challenges and heartache that comes with this disease.
Now we challenge you to face your fears, catch your breath, step up to the edge and rappel 60 feet off the side of Texas A&M University-Texarkana. The first individuals to raise a minimum of $1,000* by September 1st will earn a spot to go Over The Edge for Alzheimer’s Alliance! No Climbing or rappelling experience is necessary, anyone can participate!
We believe if we can improve the life of the caregiver, in turn we have improved the life of the one with the disease. It is our goal and mission to do that through caring, educating and connecting.
Over The Edge will take place on Saturday, September 14th at Texas A&M University-Texarkana.
Registration is now open! Space is limited, state your campaign today!
Click the register now button to get started. There is an $75.00 registration fee which goes toward your overall fundraising goal. This is considered a donation to the Alzheimer’s Alliance and is tax-deductible. After you register you will receive all the tools you need in order to go Over The Edge! The best part is 100% of the proceeds will be used LOCALLY for the Alzheimer’s Alliance and Our Place Day Respite Center.
*Participants must raise the minimum $1,000 to participate in this thrilling opportunity.
Sally & Nick Patton
GO ABOVE AND BEYOND!
Reach your goal? Keep going! Go above and beyond the fundraising minimum and receive these awesome incentives!
As you reach each level and move to the next, you will receive:
$1,000=Receive 1 Rappel spot, swag bag and T-shirt
$1,100=Receive an Over The Edge Rope Bracelet-Made from authentic rope from past events, the bracelet is a symbol of the 'Over It Club'. It represents your willingness to step outside your comfort zone for a good cause!
*For every $250 over the minimum ($1,000) gets an extra entry into a drawing for a Yeti Tundra Cooler 65. (ie. $1,250=1, $1,500=2, $1,750=3...)
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How do I sign up to rappel?www.alztristate.org/over-the-edge Click register and follow the steps to register yourself or create a team. Call us at 903-223-8021 if you would like to be walked through the steps.
Minimum Age RequirementAnyone can participate in an Over The Edge event. The only restriction is that anyone under the age of 18 is required to have a parent or guardian’s signature on the legal waiver.
Weight RequirementOver The Edge’s equipment safety standards require that people must be between 100 and 300 lbs. in order to safely rappel.
Fundraising Minimum$1,000 or more
How many feet will I be rappelling?Each participant will rappel 60 feet on the side of Texas A&M University-Texarkana that faces the pond.
Do I need to have rappelling experience to participate?Not at all! We will coach you and help you to feel comfortable on event day.
Registration Fees: How do they work?We require a registration fee of $75. The fee you pay will go toward reaching your minimum. When you commit, you must take the fundraising minimum seriously because you are taking the place of someone else who would raise the money.
What should I wear to the event?Dress comfortably! More than likely, it will be a hot day. Do not wear overly loose or baggy clothing, or clothing with drawstrings. Wear soft soled, closed-toed shoes or sneakers.
Can I wear a costume?Costumes are allowed but are subject to the same limitations as baggy clothing. Every attempt will be made to safely fit costumes around harnesses and helmets. It is ultimately the decision of the Site Safety Supervisor. Head pieces that will not accommodate a helmet, obscure vision or are notably large or heavy will rarely be allowed.
What time will I rappel on September 14th?Two weeks before the event, by August 26th, you will receive your scheduled time to rappel. You may request a broad time frame, (am or pm) but we cannot guarantee a time.
What if it rains on September 14th?Rain or shine we are still planning on rappelling. However, if the rain is more like a thunder/lightning storm, we will postpone until the next day Sunday, September 16. You will be emailed with an alert if there is any change in the timing of the event, but to be safe, keep both days open.
What will the day of OTE event be like?Planning is still in the works, but the idea is to make it very festive! Rappelling begins at 8 a.m. and goes to 5 p.m. (unless we extend hours). The party goes all day. Each participant will be announced when they rappel and cheered when they land. There will be music and food all day long. There will also be special seating for our Grand Stander fundraisers. Bring your friends and supporters!
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