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Tampa Mayor Castor, others rappel down 17 stories for Big Brothers Big Sisters

People have raised at least $1,500 for the organization to become an "edger."

TAMPA, Fla. — People are rappelling down the side of the Hilton hotel downtown, and it's all for a good cause.

It's part of the "Over the Edge" fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay.

More than 50 supporters who have raised a minimum of $1,500 will rappel 17 stories down the side of the hotel. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor kicked off the action at 9 a.m., and it should finish up around 2:30 p.m.

"Over The Edge" is a global fundraiser that supports different non-profits around the world. Since 2008, it has raised more than $100 million for organizations worldwide.

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