Going over the edge for a good cause

wwny Going over the edge for a good cause

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - People rappelled 155 feet down a building for a good cause.

Friday kicked off the 4th annual Over The Edge event put on by United Way, where 100 people rappel down Midtown Towers in Watertown to raise money for northern New York non-profits.

One of the first people to rappel down the side of the building was Joe Rich, a former anchor Channel 7 and founder of the Disabled Persons Action Organization.

“It means a lot to me because we are participating with many other very worthy agencies that belong to United Way and trying to make a difference in our community. And I think we’re doing that,” he said.

On Friday, 15 people rappelled down the building; another 75 more will do the same Saturday.

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