RALEIGH — Members of the North Carolina Medical Society went Over The Edge Saturday to support Special Olympics North Carolina!

They each rappelled 30 stories off the 150 Fayetteville Street building in downtown Raleigh (that is 30 stories)! It was to raise awareness for nearly 40,000 North Carolina athletes across the state.

Rappelling is used to demonstrate the courage people with intellectual disabilities face every day. You must have courage to try something that doesn’t come easily to you. Special Olympic athletes bravely face challenges on the field, in the pool and on the court. They are the inspiration for this event.

Over the Edge 2022 for Special Olympics North Carolina is part of the NCMS strategic planning initiative to create community involvement with new partners across the state. This was our 3rd year taking part to honor the medical providers that care for the athletes in this program.

(L-R) Eileen Raynor, MD (NCMS Board of Directors, President Elect), Evan Simmons, NCMS Director of Board and Executive Services, and Cynthia Gary, MPH, PA-C (NCMS Foundation Board of Trustees Member)

Donations are still being accepted.  If you would like to support Special Olympics North Carolina, click HERE.