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Saturday, September 1, 2012
A UNIQUE EVENT BENEFITING GAUDENZIA:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2930 DERRY ST, HARRISBURG, PA 17111
CONTACT: JULIE GIRSCH, (717) 579-3636, firstname.lastname@example.org
A UNIQUE EVENT BENEFITING GAUDENZIA: ROOFTOP RAPPELLING AT THE FULTON BANK BUILDING
Harrisburg, PA (August 8, 2012) – On September 22, Gaudenzia is hosting a rappelling fundraiser to benefit addiction treatment and recovery services in the Greater Harrisburg area. Over the Edge Overcoming Obstacles is an innovative, one-of-a-kind event offering participants a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rappel down the side of the Fulton Bank Building (the use of the building for this event has been graciously contributed by: Select Capital Commercial Properties, Inc.), at 3rd and Locust Streets, in Harrisburg, 18 floors, in support of treatment! Rappelling is by advance registration atovertheedgehburg.dojiggy.com. Fundraising minimum required. Participants challenge themselves toovercome personal fears and obstacles while doing something extraordinary to celebrate recovery. A number of individuals who rappelled at last year’s event are returning to scale down the side of this year’s taller building, committing to raise additional dollars for needed drug and alcohol treatment in our community. Other exciting activities will occur on-site throughout the day of the event. Fundraising prizes will be awarded.
Gaudenzia is offering the following opportunities to the media. Limited availability
Interview rappellers (must be done in coordination with Gaudenzia) – On September 22, an opportunity to interview rappellers, Gaudenzia graduates and Michael Harle, President & CEO.
Pre-event Media Day: Gaudenzia is pleased to offer one rappel per station / publication to capture appropriate footage and photo opportunities for use in covering our story. This rappel will be scheduled one day prior to the event, on Friday afternoon, September 21 to allow journalists the opportunity to personally experience, capture B-Roll and pre-record the thrill of rappel, aimed at enhancing media coverage of this unique event. Media Day is restricted to journalists and select VIP personalities only – it will not be open to the general public
Complimentary admission to pre-event VIP Reception: This will occur on Friday evening, September 21 in the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building showcasing event sponsors, top fundraising rappellers and special guests, including name-recognizable personalities. RSVP is required.
About Gaudenzia: Gaudenzia is Pennsylvania’s largest non-profit provider of drug and alcohol treatment services. We help affected individuals and their families attain drug-free, long-term recovery. It is estimated that since our founding in 1968, over 170,000 individuals have been admitted to treatment at Gaudenzia facilities in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware, through a network of customized services. For more information, visit www.gaudenzia.org. Press Kits will be available at the event. Contact email@example.com or (717) 579-3636.