Thursday, April 11, 2019

Go Over the Edge This Weekend!

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


WHO: Friends of Children’s Hospital and The District at Eastover announce VIP edgers

WHAT: Over the Edge with Friends Fundraising Event

WHERE: The District at Eastover, One Eastover Center, 100 Vision Drive Jackson, MS 39211

WHEN: Friday, April 12 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (VIP Event) and Saturday, April 13 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (open to the public); see VIP edger times below

DETAILS: Over 50 “edgers” are expected to rappel down One Eastover Center Friday and Saturday in an effort to raise money for Friends of Children’s Hospital. VIP rappel times are as follows:

Friday, April 12 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Governor Phil Bryant
Mississippi National Guard Brigadier General Mike Nabors
Sarah Thomas, First Female NFL Referee
Dudley Wooley, Ross & Yerger CEO

Friday, April 12 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Scott Pedigo, Managing Shareholder of Baker Donelson, Jackson
Tim Lupinacci, incoming CEO of Baker Donelson
Dr. Mary Taylor, Chair of Pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center

Saturday, April 13
Miss Mississippi Asya Branch: 9:30-10:00 a.m.
Ben Napier, Star of HGTV’s “Home Town”: 10-10:30 a.m.

One Eastover Center is five stories tall, providing edgers a thrilling rappelling experience. At the base of the building, guests can 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.


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


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the news about this great event for Blair Batson Hospital. Hope it's successful and the rain stays away.

Anonymous said...

Earlier on this blog it was said the Friends of Children is a fundraising arm of a hospital, not the hospital itself. Can someone clarify?

Anonymous said...

What a great event for Blair Batson. Sure hope the rain stays away on Saturday.

Anonymous said...

Gonna need a rain check on that.

Friends said...

Anonymous at 3:11--Friends of Children's Hospital is a 501C3 Non Profit separate from the Batson Children's Hospital and Children's of Mississippi. While governed separately, its sole mission is to support the hospital which means all proceeds from events, gifts, grants, etc. are given to Batson/UMMC for their pediatric programs. The all-volunteer board is made up of community and business leaders and Batson patient family members. They designate funds based on a list of needs presented to the organization by Children's leadership. The hospital itself also has its own fundraising programs and initiatives. It's a team effort all focused on improving health care for our state's children.

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