AUSTIN - You could call it thrilling, or scary, but either way it's for a good cause.
Hundreds are going "Over The Edge" this weekend, rappelling down the side of the W Hotel in downtown Austin.
It's all to benefit the Make a Wish Foundation.
KVUE's Jason Pucket and Stacy Slayden even grabbed a harness and buckled up.
Each person went down the 38 stories, symbolic since nationally the foundation grants a wish every 38 minutes.
"We're actually mirroring what our kids do, we're facing our fears rappelling down the W while they face their fears through the medical process," said Katherine Brewer, president and CEO of Make A Wish.
Brewer said there are usually about 500 kids each year in Central and South Texas who need a wish.
"This wish is actually part of the medical journey, this is actually good medicine to help them get through the medical process," said Brewer.
Each wish costs on average about $5,000.
The foundation said the most requested wish is a trip to Disney World.
If the organization reaches this year's fundraising goal of $650,000, the Texas branch can grant the wish of every child currently on their waiting list.
"From our perspective, we can't think of a finer organization with a greater mission statement than Make A Wish," said Bob Barnes, president of event sponsor IBC Austin.
Michelle Barry is a longtime supporter of Make a Wish.
"I just decided to take the next step for the second year in a row," said Barry.
She said her son is already wanting to help.
"He talked about this even for months after I did it last year, and said when he grows up he wants to climb down a building too," said Barry.
And with each person rapelling down, they're hoping the fundraising total only continues to go up.
You can still donate on their website here.
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