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Thirteen stories high for a good cause

88 year old Fred McMurray and his grandaughter Kara, took the 13 story plunge Thursday afternoon for the Easter Seals Drop Zone Charity, at the Standard Life building. - William Shepherd/News photo
88 year old Fred McMurray and his grandaughter Kara, took the 13 story plunge Thursday afternoon for the Easter Seals Drop Zone Charity, at the Standard Life building.
— image credit: William Shepherd/News photo

Stepping off the side of a 13 story building in downtown Victoria wasn't a problem for 88-year-old Fred McMurray. The former tree rigger joined his grand-daughter Kara Goetze as they rappelled down the building during the annual Easter Seals Drop Zone charity event.

Trained staff were on hand to harness participants and help them over the edge and down the building. Some participants came dressed in costumes while others were in their street clothes..

All the money raised in Victoria stays on Vancouver Island in support of Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan, a specialized camp for island children with disabilities. Each participant raises funds individually for the event.

For more information or to participate next year check out http://www.thedropzone.ca.

 

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