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Photos: Fundraisers go 'Over The Edge' for Friends

Published on Monday, April 23, 2018

Children’s of Mississippi CEO Guy Giesecke and Dr. LaDonna Northington, assistant dean for undergraduate programs in the School of Nursing were among those raising funds for Friends of Children’s Hospital during their Over The Edge fundraiser Saturday. Rappelling down the 14-story Trustmark building, volunteers raised more than $162,000 for the nonprofit. (Photos courtesy of Trustmark)

Dr. LaDonna Northington, assistant dean for undergraduate programs in the School of Nursing, gets harnessed up to rappel off the 14-story Trustmark building.
Dr. LaDonna Northington, assistant dean for undergraduate programs in the School of Nursing, gets unharnessed after rappelling off the 14-story Trustmark building.

 

  This year's Over The Edge fundraiser is the third for Friends of Children's Hospital.
This year's Over The Edge fundraiser is the third for Friends of Children's Hospital.

 

Children's of Mississippi CEO Guy Giesecke smiles after reaching terra firma,
Dr. Guy Giesecke, Children's of Mississippi CEO, smiles after reaching terra firma.

 

Natalie Joiner, one of the "Edgers" rappelling at Over The Edge, holds her inspiration, Batson Children's Hospital patient Iva Beth Lindsey.
Natalie Joiner, one of the rappeling  "Edgers," holds her inspiration: Iva Beth Lindsey, a Batson Children's Hospital patient.

 

Miss Mississippi Anne Elizabeth Buys smiles with Mississippi State University mascot Bully. who was among those rappelling in Over The Edge for Friends of Children's Hospital.
Miss Mississippi Anne Elizabeth Buys smiles with Bully, Mississippi State University's mascot, who was among those rappelling.

 

Funds raised by rappellers, or "Edgers," such as these two are still being totaled, but donations have surpassed the $162,000 mark.
Funds raised by the rappellers, or "Edgers," such as these two are still being totaled, but donations have surpassed the $162,000 mark.

 

TJ Werre of WJTV heads down the Trustmark building.
TJ Werre of WJTV heads down the Trustmark building.

 

Fourteen stories is quite a height. Shown is the view from the top of the Trustmark building in downtown Jackson.
The view from atop the Trustmark building shows 14 stories is quite a height.