JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Hundreds of thrill seekers took a major plunge down one of New Jersey’s tallest buildings Saturday — and raised over $100k for cancer research, CBS2’s Ilana Gold reports.

The adventurers┬áput their fears aside to drop 34 stories down for an event called “Over the Edge.” They have already raised $104,000.

“Honestly I thought this is way easier than having cancer so I can get down this wall,” Sierra Tellez of Dallas, Texas said. “But I had to stop and take quite a few breaks.”

This challenge has special meaning for Point Pleasant resident Tori Collins whose father died of cancer two years ago. Her mother is in remission.

“I have their pins right over my hearts so I’m thinking of them today,” Collins said.

The money raised will go to cancer research along with programs that help thousands of patients battling the disease.

“For us to come together and bring awareness and try to raise as many funds as we can to find a cure — well, it’s worth it,” said South Brunswick resident Kosh Patel.


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