PORTLAND — Veterans Count Maine has a tall task for thrill seekers. Adrenaline enthusiasts are invited June 19 to rappel down the side of the 1 Canal Plaza building to benefit Maine’s heroes — veterans, service members and their families.

Each participant will take fundraising to new heights, raising a minimum of $1,000 in donations for Veterans Count Maine to be eligible to rappel.

“Participating in this event and rappelling down a building will take a great deal of courage,” said event chairman and Veterans Count Portland Chapter Secretary, Todd Crawford, according to a news release from Veterans Count Maine. “This is obviously something you can’t do every day, and we’re excited to bring such a dynamic event to Portland. The bravery it will take to rappel down the building is reminiscent of the courage shown by our military when they serve our country.”

To register, visit vetscount.org/maine.

Over the Edge has held more than 60 events throughout the country since the start of the pandemic, and with carefully-orchestrated safety measures in place they have seen zero instances of COVID-19 spread.

Read more about the COVID-19 precautions at vetscount.org. The event is open to all ages. Participants younger than 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian, and all participants must be within the 100- to 300-pound required weight range (as per Over The Edge safety standards).

Those who have any questions about special accommodations for participants with special needs, severe health complications or allergies can email Amie Marzen at [email protected].

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