Some “superheroes” dropped from a Surrey tower to help send children and adults with disabilities to Easter Seals summer camps.
For a third year, the organization’s “Drop Zone” fundraising event returned to the Central City building on a rainy Tuesday, Sept. 14.
Well-harnessed participants raised a minimum $850 to rappel the side of Surrey’s landmark tower.
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These people did, on a rainy Tuesday, in another "Drop Zone" fundraiser for @EasterSealsBCY.#SurreyBC @dtsurreybia @SurreyNowLeader
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— Tom Zillich (@TomZillich) September 17, 2021
“So far, this event has raised almost $50,000, but I don’t have a final amount tallied yet,” noted event publicist Jennifer Vasarhely, with Easter Seals, British Columbia & Yukon. “It will be closer to $100K once all the funds come in.”
Donors can add to the total on the website dropzonebc.ca, until Oct. 15.
In B.C., other Drop Zone fundraisers are held in Burnaby, Vancouver and Kelowna.
In 2019, Now-Leader reporter Lauren Collins did the Surrey “Drop Zone” and wrote a column about how conquering your fear is easier when it’s for charity.