Information for Edgers

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Thank you for taking the leap for Duke Children's! We're here to help you be successful in your fundraising goals. For information about the event proper, please visit our Event Day Questions

Please note: In order to participate you must raise at least $1,000 or pay the difference by Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time. If the $1,000 minimum is not met, the funds are considered a direct donation to Duke Children’s with no refunds being provided.

Edgers who have met the $1,000 fundraising minimum will be contacted upon meeting that goal to schedule their registration time. The Over the Edge experience can take between an hour and a half to two hours from registration to exit.

Duke Children’s strongly encourages all event registrants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to event participation. Masking guidelines and other COVID-19 precautions will be announced closer to the Over the Edge date and will follow Duke University and City of Durham guidelines. Public health conditions and guidance can change on short notice, and we will keep you updated on Duke’s policies, which are listed on the university’s Coronavirus Response webpage.

If you have any questions, please contact Amelia Howle at amelia.howle@duke.edu. 

You've registered to go Over the Edge for Duke Children's, you have the date circled on your calendar, now what? Start fundraising today! Before you know it, you will have your $1,000 raised and be on your way to the top! We encourage you to download and print our Over the Edge Fundraising Guide! It has many tips to make your fundraising for Duke Children's simpler and more successful! 

Fundraising toolkit

Below are some additional fundraising tips:

Awareness

  • Make yourself aware of Duke Children's mission and programs.
  • Find information on Duke Children's Facebook page, Twitter, and website. Make sure to use our hashtag: #OTE4DukeKids
  • Ensure that everyone you come in contact with is aware that you are going Over the Edge
  • Start Early, Ask Often! 

Contact Everyone - Give everyone you know the opportunity to contribute! They may have a child, or know one, that has been impacted by Duke Children's. Try to talk to these indiividuals face to face, call them, or write them letters or emails. Consider asking your:

  • Family
  • Friends 
  • Neighbors
  • Friends of friends
  • Work associates, current and former 
  • Any organizations, clubs, or religious groups to which you belong
  • Your kid's families and friends
  • Your parents' friends

Make sure to download and print our Over the Edge Fundraising Guide for even more advice, tips, tricks, sample social media postings, sample letters, Duke Children's content, and more! 

 

Please note:

All participants must be 18 years of age or older. All minors participating in the cheering zone must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

In order to participate you must raise at least $1,000 or pay the difference by Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time. If the $1,000 minimum is not met, the funds are considered a direct donation to Duke Children’s with no refunds being provided.

Edgers who have met the $1,000 fundraising minimum will be contacted upon meeting that goal to schedule their climbing time.