How it Works

How It Works

Register to Fundraise

Get started fundraising by registering as a rappeler or join a rappelling fundraising team. A personal fundraising page allows you to create and customize a webpage with your own story, photos or video about why you are fundraising to support Duke Children's. Log in to your Fundraising Dashboard to make your fundraising page your own.

You will also hear from us along your fundraising journey to see how we can help you. If you need to contact us with specific questions, please contact us at


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 the Sunday before the event at 11:59pm. If the $1,000 minimum is not met, the funds are considered a direct donation to Duke Children’s with no refunds being provided.

Over the Edge registration time is not the same as Over the Edge rappel time, we encourage you to plan accordingly. The Over the Edge experience can take between an hour and a half to two hours from registration to exit. We will be in contact closer to the event with logistics around check in and parking.

Spread the Word

Share your page with your friends and family via email, text and social media. Click the Log In button in the upper-right corner to access your Fundraising Dashboard, which allows you to send emails directly through our platform so you can see who has opened and responded to your emails. Make sure to share your personal page URL for your friends and family to donate directly to your page. 

Download our Fundraisers Toolkit to learn more about spreading the word. There is also downloadable content to use on your social media pages.

Track Your Progress

Watch your progress grow and exceed your goals to support Duke Children's! Once you meet the minimum $1,000 fundraising goal, you will qualify to rappel during Over the Edge on April 22, 2023. You will receive additional information about how to sign-up for your rappel time slot.

Saying thank you to those who support you is important! Login and visit your Fundraising Dashboard to see a list of donors and send customized thank you notes. All of your donors will also receive a tax receipt from Duke.

Engage Your Social Network

Personal outreach and social media are the keys to success in connecting with your friends and family to support your fundraiser for Over the Edge. You can make direct asks through email, text, social media posts and DMs.

To help you be successful, we have provided downloadable content for you to use – from cover photos and shareable images to a fundraiser toolkit!


Facebook Cover Photos

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Downloadable Toolkit

Our Fundraiser Toolkit includes fun ideas to get you started on fundraising, step-by-step instructions of how to use your Fundraising Dashboard and how-to get started with connecting your personal fundraising page to a Facebook fundraiser.

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Contact Us

If you have specific questions, please email