FL residents to rappel from the Marriott for Liberty City kids

Miami Children’s Initiative’s event will raise funds and awareness

Miami Times staff report | 8/29/2013, 9 a.m.

In an adrenaline-rushing demonstration of their commitment to improve the lives of Miami children and families, hundreds of South Floridians will go “Over the Edge” on Sept. 6-7 and rappel 19 stories (200 meters) down the JW Marriott Marquis Miami [255 Biscayne Blvd. Way] The second-annual event will raise money and awareness for Miami Children’s Initiative [MCI], a non-profit organization whose goal is to improve Liberty City by investing in its children. Participants will include local community, civic and business leaders, elected officials, celebrities, philanthropists, and members of the general public.

This year the fundraiser features a new twist: a social media contest, “Wed Over the Edge,” to identify one lucky couple who will exchange wedding vows at the top of the hotel rappelling.

“Based on the success of our first ‘Over the Edge’ event last year, we are receiving tremendous interest in this year’s event and we expect to have an even higher turnout,” said Cecilia Gutierrez-Abety, managing director of Miami Children’s Initiative. “It is inspiring to see so many South Floridians ready to literally go ‘over the edge’ for Liberty City’s children — truly a testament to the importance of our mission.”

“As part of our commitment to give back to the community and support organizations working for a greater good, we are excited to once again support Miami Children’s Initiative in bringing this exciting event to South Florida,” said Paul Pebley, director of sales and marketing at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami.

Got to www.miamichildrensinitiative.com for more information.