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Living ‘on the edge,’ Our Clubhouse fund raisers rappel Oliver Building

Mary Pickels

In a heart stopping, hair raising event sure to grab passersby attention, and raise funds for Our Clubhouse , more than 50 participants plan to rappel down 26 stories of Pittsburgh’s Oliver Building, 535 Smithfield St., on Thursday.

“Over the Edge Pittsburgh” supports the nonprofit Our Clubhouse, which provides free emotional and social support to those in this region who are touched by cancer.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 6, the block of Smithfield Street in front of the Oliver Building will be closed to traffic, according to a news release.

“Each ‘Over the Edge’ event gets more and more exciting. This year’s festivities … (include) over 50 courageous community members going ‘over the edge’ to help raise funds and awareness for Our Clubhouse,” executive director Dani Wilson says in the release.

“I can’t say enough good things about Our Clubhouse. Anyone touched by cancer can receive free support like yoga classes, support groups, camps for kids. That’s just incredible,” Jordan Kline says in the release.

Kline , a WISH 99.7 radio personality, will be among those rappelling on Thursday.

For those who like to keep their feet planted firmly on the ground, the event also features live entertainment, food trucks and more, the release notes.


Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Mary at 724-836-5401, [email protected] or via Twitter @MaryPickels.

Over the Edge Pittsburgh rappellers will raise funds for nonprofit Our Clubhouse at the Oliver Building in Pittsburgh on Sept. 6. Shown above are participants from the 2017 event.
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