Over the Edge 2020

Will you be #FearlessForKids this October and go Over The Edge to Benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal and The Child Protection Network?

Join Cumulus Radio Bloomington on Saturday, June 12, 2021 as we rappel off the side of the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel in Uptown Normal to raise money to help kids in our community.

How to get involved:

  1. Register today at: www.overtheedgebn.org
  2. Share with family, friends and co-workers to fundraise and meet your goal to raise $1,000
  3. Go Over The Edge on June 12, 2021

When you register and raise money, your donations will be split evenly between Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal and The Child Protection Network. This event is designed to bring the community together for our local kids!

Register and donate today: www.overtheedgebn.org

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