Looking to check off an item on your bucket list? Or, perhaps you’re a thrill-seeker looking for adventure, or you’re an experienced skydiver wanting to jump again.
The Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation’s “Jump! Shout!” skydive event is the place for you! While experiencing a breathtaking jump from 14,000 feet at an astonishing 120 miles per hour, you’ll also be helping CCRF in its mission of delivering simple acts of care and kindness to children and their families facing cancer.
And, while Felix Baumgartner’s 24.2 mile jump from space may hold the record for the highest skydive ever, CCRF is seeking to set the Guinness Book of World Records for the most tandem skydive jumps in 24 hours in one location — and raise funds for a worthy cause, too.
According to Guinness World Records, the most tandem parachute jumps completed in a 24-hour period at a single location is 251. That record was set on August 30, 2013 at Varrelbusch Airport in Cloppenburg, Germany.
CCRF’s “Jump! Shout!” challenge will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, beginning at sunrise, at Skydive Spaceland-Houston in Rosharon, Texas. Depending on the amount of money a participant raises, the jump may be free.
For example, an individual who raises between $300 and $499 gets to jump for free. The $500 benchmark provides a jump at no cost and a video of your jump to share with friends and family.
Individuals not raising the minimum funds are responsible to cover the cost of the jump, and, of course, CCRF will gladly accept any donation. Skydivers must be at least 18 years of age and provide valid photo identification.
“Many of the children we assist, bravely face cancer with a can-do attitude, so hopefully their bravery will inspire others to sign up to jump,” Greg Anderson, founder of CCRF. “We’d like not only to set a new record for tandem skydive jumps, but help provide funding so that CCRF can continue to make a meaningful impact on the lives of children and their families bravely battling cancer.”
Registration for this thrilling event is easy. Simply go to Skydive.ChildrensCancerRecovery.org, then set up your fundraising page, establish a goal and tell everyone you know that you are skydiving to help children fighting cancer.
Skydive Spaceland-Houston has the newest, most modern facilities for skydiving on a 130-acre private airpark in Rosharon, Texas, 25 minutes south of Reliant Stadium in Houston. It is a family-owned business that has been training world-class skydivers for more than 14 years, and offers the safest and most efficient way to learn to skydive, developed by the most experienced skydivers in the industry.
CCRF is pleased to announce that The MIX 96.5 has signed on as the media sponsor for Jump! Shout! Tune in for ongoing details as we approach this World Record Tandem Skydive attempt.
More information about “Jump! Shout!” can be found at Skydive.ChildrensCancerRecovery.org.