Train to Inspire Over The Edge Fundraiser

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Elsie Mason Manor
430 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA

1 p.m. – 9 p.m.

We’re excited to share with you our upcoming Train to Inspire Over The Edge Fundraiser, where you can rappel over the edge of an 18 story building in Des Moines to raise funds for our cause! Through your support, we’ll be able to continue positively impacting the lives of people with disabilities!

Read more about our Over the Edge event below! 

Image of woman rappelling over the edge of a building

About

Going Over The Edge for Train to Inspire

Are you looking for a new way to challenge yourself? An adrenaline junkie hoping to make the world a better place? Do you need an excuse to do something out of the ordinary? Want to face your fear of heights head on? We’re hosting the perfect event for you.

With the support of Over The Edge, you can have the opportunity to rappel down one of the tall buildings in Des Moines and have the experience of a lifetime—all while raising money for a fantastic cause. What better way to show your friends and family your dedication to helping others than by strapping up and going over the edge!

Over The Edge is an adventure experience company with a passion for positive impact. Learn more about them below!

How do I participate?

    1. Register and create your fundraising page (it’s easy!)
    2. Fundraise $750 by sharing your page with everyone you know
      (Check out these fundraising resources)
    3. Show up and experience this amazing opportunity

Train to Inspire Success Stories

Chelsea

“Chelsea has been involved with Train to Inspire for almost six years now. During this time she has been actively involved in all three of their monthly events. These events provide many benefits, including physical activities as well as social skills activities that are beneficial to everyone—participants and volunteers alike! Chelsea has made many lifelong friends over the years who have become like family. She has become very dedicated to one of their activities, Tae Kwon Do, where she has earned her yellow striped belt! This organization has greatly impacted her life in more ways than you can even imagine!”

– Angie Sloan, Chelsea’s mom and Train to Inspire volunteer

Sarah

“When Sarah first came to Train to Inspire, she had never ridden a bike. No hand cycles, nothing. Her first time trying a three wheeled hand cycle, she needed us to transfer her from her wheelchair onto the bike seat and when she was done, she needed us to transfer her back to her chair. She couldn’t peddle up low grade inclines and needed to be pushed up most hills. One thing I hadn’t realized before her first-time biking was she didn’t know when to shift up and down or understand how shifting would help her as she was riding. It was a completely new concept to her. As someone who has taken bike riding for granted, that honestly was a surprise to me. So, she not only had to learn to ride her first bike, she also had to learn to shift gears.

Fast forward 18 months—Sarah is transferring in and out of her chair to the bike on her own with no assistance. She only needs a partner to strap her feet onto the footrests. Sarah has learned the basic concepts of shifting gears and has become strong enough to make it up hills on her own. She has learned to stop at crosswalks and cross on her own. Before we knew it, she was riding two miles at a time, three times a week. Because of this, she was able to lose weight and increase her mobility. Now during the summer, she’ll often go on bike rides with friends. Not only has she learned to ride a bike independently, her overall life has been improved by the mobility and strength she has gained.”

– Joe Hogan, Train to Inspire Founder

The clock is ticking. Sign up to go Over The Edge today!

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Video

Wondering what it’s like to rappel down a tall building? Check out this video from other Over The Edge events to find out! 

Over The Edge is an adventure experience company with a passion for positive impact.

Their Vision

To have Over The Edge Global continue to be a socially innovative company that provides unique and powerful experiences for our clients and staff, while bringing about positive change in the communities where we work and live.

Their Mission

Raising millions for non-profit partners around the globe and shaping how organizations and people think about themselves and the community they engage in.

Resources

Resources for Participants

Registration

Resgister for Over The Edge on our fundrasing websit. Setup your own fundrasing page and share it with everyone you know! See our resouces page for fundraising tips. 

Registration Page

Participant Resources

Check out our Over The Edge Participant Information page for fundraising tips, event FAQs, and additional helpful information. 

Information Page

About Train to Inspire

Our mission is to make the seemingly impossible a reality for people with disabilities. We believe people with disabilities should be given the same opportunities and life experiences others have access to. 

Learn More

Sponsors

Thank You To Our Partners

Lohse Family Foundation sponsor logo
Newbury Living sponsor logo
Phoenix Family sponsor logo
Cedar Ridge Village sponsor logo
Kennybrook Village sponsor logo
Prairie Vista Village sponsor logo
Valiant Wealth sponsor logo

100% of your donations will be used to push these athletes to overcome their own challenges, whether that be life’s obstacles or obstacles we place in front of them. 

Joe Hogan, Train to Inspire Founder 

Join

Register to go Over The Edge!

When you participate in our Train to Inspire Over The Edge fundraiser, you’ll have to overcome fear, anxiety, and self doubt. This is exactly how our special needs athletes feel when we push them to do things they once thought would be impossible. Not only will you get the thrilling experience of going over the edge, countless lives will be changed by you doing so—including your own. 

Now is the time for you to go Over The Edge.