Going Over the Edge for Brain Cancer with ABC² and Hyatt Regency Crystal City

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Unique event will have participants rappel off the top of the hotel

Over The Edge for Brain Cancer - DC

This is a metaphor for the bold and edgy research we fund to speed new treatments for brain cancer patients. -- Max Wallace, ABC² CEO

ABC² (Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure) has partnered with the Hyatt Regency Crystal City to host Over the Edge for Brain Cancer – DC to bring one of the most unique fundraising challenges to the Washington, DC metro area. Participants raise money to rappel down the side of the Hyatt with the D.C. skyline serving as a backdrop, Sunday, September 18. No experience is necessary, just a drive to make a difference in curing this deadly disease.

“We work with a lot of patients, families and researchers who are all fearless,” said Max Wallace, CEO of ABC². “Over the Edge for Brain Cancer is a metaphor for that and for the bold and edgy research we help fund to speed new treatments for patients.”

The event will raise money for ABC², a venture philanthropy dedicated to speeding the discovery of a cure for brain cancer. It was founded by Dan and Stacey Case and Steve and Jean Case after Dan was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2001. Sadly, Dan lost his life to the disease.

“This event will provide participants with views of the Potomac and Washington, DC that they’ve never experienced before,” stated Derek Morrow, the Hyatt’s General Manager. “We wanted to bring visibility to this disease that desperately needs additional research dollars,” added Morrow. “Being able to raise awareness of the seriousness of brain cancer and the need for research funding while also allowing participants to experience a chance-of-a-lifetime challenging opportunity in rappelling off of the Hyatt, seemed like the optimal fundraiser.”

Participants will start at the top of the building and then rappel down to the third floor terrace of the Hyatt where they’ll enjoy music, food and friends. Each participant will also have a coach that supports them with the rappelling and fundraising. For more information, or to register, visit http://www.otedc.org or contact Mindy Hoff, mindy.hoff(at)abc2(dot)org or by phone 202.419.3153. Over the Edge for Brain Cancer DC is sponsored by Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Earth Treks, The Case Foundation, and Maserati and in partnership with Over the Edge.

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About ABC² (Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure)
ABC² is focused on speeding the discovery of a cure for brain cancer. By applying an aggressive, venture funding approach not typically seen in the nonprofit sector, ABC² closes the current gaps in funding in order to catalyze research and rapidly bring new therapies to patients. ABC² has awarded more than 100 grants totaling $20 million in brain tumor research funding to highly qualified investigators and physician-scientists from 54 institutions and companies. To learn more, visit http://www.abc2.org.

About Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Hyatt Regency Crystal City offers a full service guest experience with 686 guest rooms and 55,000 sq. ft. of meeting space which includes a 23,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall and 30 different meeting rooms and can accommodate over 2,000 guests for events. Conveniently located near Ronald Regan National Airport and steps from metro access with continuous shuttle service to both. The hotel offers 24 hour in room dining as well as exceptional dining experiences in the hotel.

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