Worcester, MA- Worcester Bravehearts Mascot Jake The Lion is quite literally going “Over The Edge” for charity this Saturday, December 11. The lovable Bravehearts mascot will rappel down the eight-story Mercantile Building in Downtown Worcester to support the Canines for Disabled Kids “Over The Edge” Fundraier.
The furry lion will be the “lead-off hitter” for the event, kicking things off at 11 am being the first of many brave participants to rappel down the Mercantile building. The event, led by Leominster-native Mallory Galatzer-Levy will run from 11am-5 pm on Saturday with all proceeds going to support Canines for Disabled Kids.
Originating in 1998, Canines for Kids was an offshoot of the NEADS, Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans training program. The program aims to match children with autism, hearing impairments and other physical disabilities with service dogs. Since 1998; CDK has sponsored over 130 service dogs, dogs that can help children with different disabilities; some with their parents as facilitators, or supervisors, and others independently.
"This is a cause that tbe Bravehearts fully support and are proud to be associated with," said Bravehearts GM Dave Peterson. " What better way to raise awareness than to have a 7-foot lion rappel down a building in the middle of Worcester".
To learn more about this event and Canines for Kids, visit the link here.