Help Diane go Over The Edge for the YWCA of Northeast TN & Southwest VA!
$1,500 raised
100% of $1.5k goal
35 contributors
13 Days left

As a wife and mother of two children, it is important to me to empower other women. That's one of many reasons that I choose to be a part of the YWCA. The mission of the YWCA is "eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all." 

Last year, I had the honor of rappelling 210 feet down 10 stories of the Bristol Tower at Bristol Motor Speedway! My youngest child, my daughter Caroline, was 8 weeks old the day we rappelled. My son, TJ, had just turned 5. He and my husband got to watch my descent and when I got to the bottom, my son hugged me and told me how proud he was of me (*insert tears here)! He also wants to rappel himself, though he's still quite far from the weight minimum. 

Since my family is such avid supporters of the YWCA and its programs, I am again raising money to get to rappel. But this year, I have an even loftier goal! If I can raise $3,000, my husband has to rappel too! This is something he agreed to, apprehensively. He wants to support the YWCA and me, but he does NOT want to rappel; heights are not his thing. So I am asking for your help! Every amount reaches us closer to our goal! 

You can donate:

  • $210 to represent the number of feet of the Bristol Tower
  • $10 to represent the number of stories of the Bristol Tower
  • $76 to represent the age of the YWCA
  • $58 to represent the age of the Bristol Motor Speedway
  • $60 to represent the cost of a new car seat for a teen mom's newborn infant in the Moms R Us teen pregnancy program
  • $50 to represent the cost of a TechGYRL's Christmas shopping trip to Target
  • $25 to represent the cost of a gently used prom dress from the YWCA Prom Dress Project
  • or any amount that you wish to contribute

Thank you for your support of the YWCA! There are many women, children, and families whose lives will be forever changed because of you!

I'm going Over the Edge to help children and families in the Tri-Cities region by raising funds for Speedway Children's Charities and YWVA NETN & SWVA.

When I reach my goal, I'll celebrate on June 8th by rappelling 10 stories down the tower at Bristol Motor Speedway!

Funds generated by this event will benefit organizations who feed and clothe local children in need, provide supplies and medical equipment for kids with disabilities, give children in low-income families access to high-quality early education, and more. Please consider making a donation to help me reach my goal.

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