Thursday, March 21, 2019

Go Over the Edge!

The Friends of Children's Hospital issued the following press release.


Friends of Children’s Hospital announced their annual fundraiser, “Over the Edge with Friends, presented by Baker Donelson” will take place in The District at Eastover on Saturday, April 13. This fundraiser affords “edgers” the unique opportunity to rappel down One Eastover Center while raising money for Friends of Children’s Hospital, benefiting Batson Children’s Hospital.

Limited to the first 92 participants, individuals who want to participate are required to raise a minimum of $1,000.  A minimum of $10,000 is required for an Australian rappel. 

No experience or prior training is needed to become an edger! The Over the Edge staff consists of a team of experts with an outstanding safety record and the technical expertise, training and equipment needed for the event.

One Eastover Center is five stories tall, providing edgers a thrilling rappelling experience. At the base of the building, enjoy food, live music and a kid zone while watching edgers rappel.

Friends of Children's Hospital is a nonprofit organization created to benefit Batson Children's Hospital, Mississippi's ONLY Children’s Hospital designed and equipped specifically for the care and treatment of sick and injured children.

To participate or volunteer for this event, visit overtheedgewithfriends.com. For additional updates, follow Over the Edge with Friends @OTEwithFriends on Facebook and Instagram.

This event is also sponsored by Trustmark, Paul Moak Subaru, BankPlus, Cosmich, Simmons & Brown, The District at Eastover, Ross & Yerger and The Residence Inn by Marriott. For information on sponsorship opportunities, visit overtheedgewithfriends.com.

ABOUT OVER THE EDGE

Over The Edge has hosted over 900 successful rappelling events in the past 10 years. Your safety is the number one priority with Over The Edge, an organization that adheres to the most stringent safety protocols for every rappelling event they hold. All Over The Edge event technical staff are highly trained and certified industrial ropes specialists. Additionally, OTE maintains an External Advisory Committee comprised of industry experts tasked with reviewing all aspects of technical policies and procedures. Each event site, including The District at Eastover, has a comprehensive Site Inspection & Safety Plan prepared by one of OTE’s senior technical staff, and if every potential risk cannot be mitigated, then the site will simply not be approved by OTE's Director of Technical and Safety. The District and One Eastover Center have been approved. For additional information on Over the Edge, visit overtheedgeglobal.com.





11 comments:

Justice for Kids said...

https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/politics/2018/06/04/unhappy-ummc-pediatricians-loot-form-own-sub-specialty-practice-lawsuits-ensue/997935001/

I will not support BEB until they fix mold and cockroach issues.

Anonymous said...

Have Alexander and Searight signed up?

Anonymous said...

I've seen some Aussie special forces rappel down a rope from a helicopter with guns in tactical position... scary shit right there.

Anonymous said...

Why would anybody give a hospital that name knowing 'Friends of Children' is the name of the organization statewide that supports, raises funds for and pampers Head Start in this state.

Anonymous said...

2:42
What’s wrong with that? The kids that go to. Head Staer certainly need all the help they can get

Cancer Parent said...

Dear 12:00, guess you have never had a kid with a life threatening illness go there. Last thing you'd be worried about is a cockroach. I've been there, done that. Get over yourself.

2:42 said...

I said nothing related to your post, 3:48. Try to understand what you're reading. I asked why a Hospital Board would give the hospital virtually the same name as another organization in this state.

Anonymous said...

2:42 / 7:46, take your own advice and understand what you're reading: The hospital name is Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital. Friends of Children’s HOSPITAL raises funds to benefit said hospital.

Anonymous said...

EXCUSE ME, then. I should have said "...why a hospital fund raising organization, an official arm of the hospital, would have virtually the same name as another organization in this state."

As a matter of fact, by association, that could eliminate some potential contributions by those who infer the hospital fund raiser is also affiliated with Head Start. Me, for example, since I made that assumption earlier.

Not that the edit makes any difference. The question remains the same. And hasn't the official name of the hospital changed to, simply "Childrens" or "Children's" or "Childrens'"?

Rod Knox said...

If Mississippi's HEAD START program had been named to properly describe the mission it would be HURRY UP AND CATCH UP FROM JIM CROW. But of course Simon Legree remains a fond memory of better days for so many voters here, many of whom are convinced that the south's gonna rise again and what was it that Vardaman said about educating the blacks in Mississippi?

Kingfish said...

What does Duran Duran have to do with this?

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