Updated: 07/09/2014 10:15 PM
Created: 07/09/2014 8:37 PM WDIO.com
By: Laurie Stribling
It's a fundraiser for people not scared of heights. People will be raising money for the Greater Downtown Council Thursday by rappelling from a nine-story building on Superior Street.
"I'm getting nervous," Reporter Laurie Stribling said.
Stribling gave Eyewitness News a sneak peek at the event.
"I feel like I'm ready for action in this outfit right now," Stribling said. "I got all these straps on, got the helmet and the GoPro camera. I'm ready to rock."
With a little step over the edge and a lot of courage, Stribling said her fear was gone and courage was mounting.
"That 130 foot rappel you did is one of our shorter rappels," Randy Stocker, with Over the Edge, said. "It's truly a great step for our first time rappelers."
Stocker helps put on the event all over the country for non-profit organizations. This week it is all for the GDC.
"Money is going to our zero-interest revolving loan funds," GDC President Kristi Stokes said. "It's to help our businesses so they can use it to make improvements to their storefronts."
People have to raise at least $1,000 each before going over the edge.
"I think we've built a really great crowd," Stokes said. "Great weather, a lot great vendors and our businesses are out there."
There are still slots available for rappels Thursday. It goes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sellwood Building.
Lawyer Claims Report of AP Injuring Another Son is False
A lawyer for Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings running back who is under indictment on child abuse charges, is denying media reports Peterson was previously investigated in a second abuse case involving another of his sons..
Minnesota Vikings Announce Peterson will Play Sunday
The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday morning that Adrian Peterson is expected to play in this Sunday's game in New Orleans. The running back will fully participate in this week's practices.
'Rachel's Challenge' Spreads Anti-Bullying Message to Barnum
Both students and community members in Barnum got the chance to hear a message of kindness inspired by one Columbine victim Monday.
State Now Opposes Release of Serial Rapist from MSOP
In a surprise reversal, both Minnesota and county officials have moved to oppose the release of a convicted serial rapist.
Wisconsin Scrambles to Get Ready for Voter ID Requirement
Officials in Wisconsin are scrambling to get ready after a federal appeals court lifted the stay on the voter ID law. The state's Government Accountability Board sent out a memo on Friday saying that a photo ID will be required to vote in the Nov. 4 general election.