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March 07, 2017

Rappel for a Reason to help families with critically ill children

Rappel for a Reason 300X228Helping families with critically ill children is a tall order, and on July 15, the Aubrey Rose Foundation takes it to new heights with Rappel for a Reason, an innovative fundraising event! The event will allow 60 thrill-seeking participants to rappel twenty-six stories down the 36 E. 7th St. Building in Downtown Cincinnati.

“Neyer Properties is thrilled to host the inaugural “Rappel for a Reason” benefitting the Aubrey Rose Foundation at our 36 East 7th Street property”, said Amanda Kladakis, Marketing Manager with Neyer Properties. “Rappel for a Reason” is a great opportunity to showcase our beautiful city from the rooftop of 36 East 7th, which is currently undergoing an extensive renovation, while also raising crucial funds for families with critically ill children throughout the tristate. We are excited to partner with The Aubrey Rose Foundation in this innovative, extraordinary fundraising effort.”

Rappel for a Reason is a day-long event that will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 15th, at the 36 E. 7th St Building. Participants family, friends and spectators are invited to come down and support the rappellers and join in the excitement.

According to Aubrey Rose Foundation Founder, Nancy Hollenkamp, “The Aubrey Rose Foundation is always looking for exciting ways to engage the community in actively contributing to, and being involved with, helping children and families in need. Without the overwhelming generosity and support of those that participate in this event, and our other fundraisers, it wouldn’t be possible to complete our mission and help families that are caring for medically-fragile children suffering from life threatening illnesses, while maintaining a focus on family unity. We give families a means to lift the weight of life’s complexities during their difficult time by providing emotional and financial support.”

Participants of Rappel for a Reason are asked to raise a minimum of $1,000 to benefit the Aubrey Rose Foundation by the day of the event, July 15th. Rappellers can participate individually, as a team and/or “all in good fun” TOSS your Boss, PLUNGE your Principal, PITCH your Pastor or CATCH your Coach as various groups can raise funds in order to give someone the opportunity to rappel. Additionally, because some people prefer to “keep their feet on the ground”, Rappel for a Reason will feature a “Chicken Coop” for those individuals that want to raise funds but would prefer enjoying the event from the street below.

All funds raised through Rappel for a Reason will go towards supporting the Aubrey Rose Foundation, the 100% volunteer driven 501c3 non-profit organization that was founded in 2001 memory of Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp who passed away suddenly in 2000, just before her 3rd birthday, to carry on her spirit.

For more information visit www.rappelforareason.com

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