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Tuesday September 17th, 2013

Posted at 3:35pm

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Fifty people who each raised $1500 or more were allowed to plummet from the top of Caesars Windsor’s Augustus tower today — with a little bit of help from rappelling cables.

The inaugural Easter Seals Drop Zone Windsor challenged “Superheroes” to raise a minimum of $1500 in pledges to support families of kids with physical disabilities. Funds raised at Easter Seals Drop Zone Windsor will help provide financial assistance for expensive mobility equipment and communication devices and provide opportunities for kids to attend fully accessible Easter Seals summer camp.

Rappelling down the 27-storey building began at 8:40am this morning and will continue until 4:40pm, with new participants every 20 minutes.

The event was expected to raise a minimum of $75,000 but the number is likely to be much higher.

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