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Gardner goes 'Over the Edge' for Special Olympics

Posted October 2, 2012 1:55 p.m. EDT
Updated October 5, 2012 2:25 p.m. EDT

— WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner became the latest member of the WRAL staff to go "Over The Edge" Friday for Special Olympics. Gardner rappelled 30 stories off the Wells Fargo Capitol Center Building on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics North Carolina.

The opportunity to rappel is available to those who raise $1,000 or more for Special Olympics. More than 100 people are expected to make the drop on Saturday.

Gardner's drop was broadcast live on WRAL's Noon News and on WRAL.com.

She followed in the well-tethered footsteps of Ken Smith and Mandy Mitchell, who made the drop in 2010 and 2011, respectively.