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Rappel for charity

A wild charity event in Orlando, Florida, involved people rappelling down the side of a hospital to raise money for veterans.

Anyone who raised $1,000 or more for the Heart of Florida United Way was given permission to work their way down the side of the Orlando Regional Medical Center — all 15 stories of it.

Amazingly, 50 people did it this year, raising about $100,000.

It was a fun adventure for those dangling by ropes from the roof of the building. And, it raised awareness for the needs of veterans in the area.

Thanks to the fundraising — and bravery — of the participants, the $100,000 they raised will help veterans with services like housing, financial aid assistance and job readiness.

(WOFL-TV)

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