Rappel Off the Wit Hotel… Without Getting Arrested! (Sun. 10/25)

Oct ’09
25
8:00 AM

This looks seriously awesome!  Just be one of the first 100 people to raise $1,000 for the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago and you could be rappelling off a 27 story hotel in Chicago!  There are still spots open, so you still have a chance to be one of the lucky 100!

“A spectacle never seen before in downtown Chicago is heading this way, thanks to Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago (RHAMC).  Stand at the corner of State and Lake early this fall and look upward.  Rappelling 27 stories (278 feet) down the exterior façade of theWit Hotel’s signature lightning bolt will be 100 adventurous Chicagoans taking “the plunge” for bragging rights and the promotion of lung health.  An exhilarating, once-in-a-lifetime experience, Skyline Plunge! Chicago is an event expected to raise at least $100,000 for RHAMC.

This rappelling event will be the first of its kind anywhere in Illinois.  One hundred brave participants will descend from atop theWit Hotel to raise awareness and money for the fight against lung disease, which affects more than one million people in the Chicagoland area.   Skyline Plunge! Chicago will raise funds through corporate sponsorships and a minimum commitment of $1,000 per individual climber.  The event is expected to draw local celebrities, business executives, athletes, and everyday adventurers who will take part in this unique urban rappelling experience.  In addition to theWit Hotel, RHAMC will partner with Over the Edge, a Canadian-based organization that oversees these exciting events in cities across the country.” [via rhamchosting.net]

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 Charity, Event, Main