THE WOODLANDS, TX — July 7, 2014 — Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation (CCRF) is hosting an adventure fundraiser that gives individuals the opportunity to raise funds for a good cause while taking an unforgettable life-changing plunge from a perfectly good airplane at Skydive Spaceland. This hair-raising experience comes at no cost to those participants, who raise between $300 and $499. Those who raise more than $500 also jump at no cost, and receive a complimentary video of the jump to share with friends and family. Those who raise less than $300 are responsible to cover the cost of their own jump.
Too nervous to jump? You can still donate to CCRF and help the foundation assist children and their families struggling with cancer.
Looking to break the Guinness Book of World Records for most tandem skydive jumps in one location, CCRF is planning to top the current record of 251 jumps on Saturday, September 27, 2014, beginning at sunrise, at Skydive Spaceland-Houston in Rosharon, Texas. The previous record was set on August 30, 2013 at Varrelbusch Airport in Cloppenburg, Germany. To cross this exhilarating event off your bucket list, register at Skydive.ChildrensCancerRecovery.org where you can create a fundraising page to share with friends and family to reach your donation goal and help kids fighting cancer.
“We are thrilled to be able to provide this exciting theme to fundraise for children with cancer,” said Skydive Spaceland Owner Steve Boyd. “There is no higher calling than helping those in need. We’re hoping to set a really impressive record to raise a lot of money for these kids and we’re already buried in calls from staff wanting to help us make this a reality. Everyone wants to help!”
Licensed skydivers can also raise funds and skydive to aid the Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation! Please note, if you jump solo rather than doing a tandem skydive, your funds will count (THANK YOU!), but your skydives will not count toward the tandem skydiving world record attempt.
Please see the following benefits for licensed jumpers ONLY:
- Raise $300: You will receive $149 credit with Skydive Spaceland, Houston
- Raise $500: You will receive $265 credit with Skydive Spaceland, Houston
Skydive Spaceland is a 130-acre private airpark in Rosharon, Texas, 25 minutes south of Reliant Stadium in Houston. Skydive Spaceland is considered to be one of the most modern facilities of its kind. It is a family-owned, third generation business that has been training world-class skydivers for more than 14 years, and offers the safest and most efficient way to learn to skydive, developed by the most experienced skydivers in the industry.
CCRF is pleased to announce that MIX 96.5 and iFLY have signed on as the media sponsors for Jump! Shout!. Tune in for ongoing details as we approach this World Record Tandem Skydive attempt. More information about “Jump! Shout!” can be found at Skydive.ChildrensCancerRecovery.org.
About Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation (CCRF)
Headquartered in Harrisburg, PA with a division in The Woodlands, TX, the Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation supports children under 18 and their families facing the hardships of cancer. The foundation performs acts of care and kindness through the following programs: Bear-Able Gifts (largest distributor of gifts to children with cancer in the U.S.); Toxic-Free Kids (educates families on the dangers of environmental toxins); New Era Cancer Research Fund (funds research for less toxic, minimally invasive pediatric-cancer treatments); International Aid (provides medications and supplies to clinics in developing and impoverished countries); Helping Hands Fund (provides emergency financial assistance to families); and summer camp programs in PA and TX. With a national pediatric-hospital partner network of 215+ locations, the foundation directly helps more than 15,000 children affected by cancer and their families every year. Please visit www.ChildrensCancerRecovery.org.
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