Effort to battle brain cancer reaches new heights in N.Va.

October 18, 2017


The technical team helps Aly Glassbara prepare to rappell from the roof of the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City during Over the Edge for Brain Cancer on Oct. 7, 2017. Funds raised by ABC2 go to research aimed at finding the fastest possible route to a cure for brain cancer. (Photo by Paul Lara)

Leaning out over the rooftop of the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, Mollie Williamson doesn’t seem to notice the splendid views, as she is listening to instructions from the technicians before going over the edge.

Just before beginning her descent down 20 stories, she smiles and spreads her arms, held only by a couple of climbing ropes.  

Williamson was one of many who turned out Oct. 7 for Over the Edge for Brain Cancer, sponsored by the non-profit Accelerating Brain Cancer Care, or ABC Squared.

“We fund cutting-edge brain-cancer research,” said Nicola Beddow, the organization’s director of communications and partnerships. “Today is bringing the community together. We have survivors, friends and family that are honoring loved ones they lost to brain cancer.”

Beddow said this is the second year that ABC Squared has collaborated with Over the Edge, a non-profit that provides safe but powerful experiences for its clients while bringing about positive change in the world.

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