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Katie Nordeen to rappel from skyscraper for Special Olympics

HIGH POINT, N.C. — FOX8’s Katie Nordeen will be rappelling from a skyscraper next month in an effort to raise money for the Special Olympics.

With more than 38,000 athletes, North Carolina has one of the largest Special Olympic programs in the world. It’s supported mostly by community volunteers and donations collected through fundraising.

One way the non-profit is raising money this year is by sending daring souls “Over the Edge” to rappel from skyscrapers. Special Olympics North Carolina is hosting events in Raleigh on Oct. 6 and in Charlotte on Oct. 13.

Katie admits to being afraid of heights, so to help calm her nerves she decided to get a few pointers from the firefighters at High Point Fire Station 13.

To learn more about the event, visit

To read about Katie’s inspiration for going Over the Edge, visit her fundraising page.


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