The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County and John R. Oishei Children's Hospital have teamed up to bring a unique fundraiser to Buffalo this Fall.  "Over the Edge," a peer-to-peer fundraiser will benefit families all over Western New York.

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According to WGRZ-TV the event, sponsored by Tops Friendly Markets will be held on Saturday, October 2. Participants will rappel over the M&T building at One M&T Plaza in Buffalo raising money from family, friends, corporations and peers to benefit the two organizations.

"Core to our Health platform work at the United Way is improving birth outcomes and reducing childhood obesity. As we continue to reimagine and rebuild after COVID-19, supporting families most at risk is more important than ever", said Michael Weiner, president & CEO, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County. "We have had a wonderful relationship with Oishei Children's Hospital over the years and bringing this special event to Buffalo allows us to raise awareness about how to support a healthy start and healthy future for all children and families.”

Here are the four ways to participate:

  • Go Over the Edge: Commit to raising a $2,000 fundraising minimum and rappel from One M&T Plaza in Buffalo.
  • Toss Your Boss: Employees can toss a boss Over the Edge by raising the $2,000 fundraising minimum as a team.
  • To be an Event or Prize Sponsor contact Rema Hanash: or  (716) 887-2614

To register, sponsor, or donate to a participant, click here.  Don't delay...rappelling spaces are limited.

“Community support allows Oishei Children's Hospital to provide life-saving programs, compassionate care and support to the moms, kids and babies in Western New York,” said Allegra C. Jaros, MBA, president, Oishei Children’s Hospital. “We are proud to join United Way of Buffalo & Erie County for this fun and exciting event and rally support for the families we serve.”

I'm not really big on heights but if you need someone on the ground to hold a GoPro Camera let me know.

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