Friday, June 7, 2013

Bridget Dunlap to to Rappel Off of a 32-story Building for Make-A-Wish

Bridget Dunlap Goes Over The Edge...Literally
Bar Queen & Restaurateur to Rappel Off of a 32-story Building for Make-A-Wish

The bar queen of Rainey Street and restaurateur Bridget Dunlap (she opened Mettle, an East Austin bistro, just last week) will drop everything to rappel down the One America building for the Make-A-Wish® Central & South Texas’ 3rd annual Over The Edge benefit. Dunlap will be scaling the 32-story building on Friday, June 14, at 2 p.m. to raise awareness and funds for Austin’s local Make-A-Wish® chapter.

“People often describe me as fearless because of how I deal with challenges in a direct manner. However, the fear and the challenges the Make-A-Wish families face every day are unfathomable to me. Having a sick child is a daily challenge. Having a child with a life-threatening illness is the greatest fear any family could face,” says Dunlap.

Scaling the heights of a towering building demonstrates the leap of faith necessary to overcome challenges and fears, which is an obstacle that Make-A-Wish children are faced with constantly. The event will give participants the opportunity to summon their courage and experience invigorating thrills, all the while making a difference for those who need it the most. More than 350 children in Central and South Texas are diagnosed each year with a life-threatening medical condition. All the money raised by Over The Edge rappellers will go toward granting the wishes of local children.

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