SAN ANTONIO – KSAT 12 meteorologist Adam Caskey had a good mix of nervousness and excitement on Friday. And who can blame him?
Adam said he was a little nervous about abseiling 21 floors at the Thompson Hotel on the River Walk during Friday’s 5 p.m. KSAT 12 News broadcast.
But he’s also very excited to be part of an event that will raise money and awareness for a great cause.
Adam will participate in “Over The Edge”, a unique and creative way to fight epilepsy while enjoying the opportunity of a lifetime. Adam will be one of a host of participants raising funds for the Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas (EFCST).
“My friend, Lizzy Aranibar, is very active in fundraising for epilepsy, and when she asked me if I was interested in helping, the decision was easy,” Adam said. “You don’t often get the chance to rappel down the Thompson Hotel, and doing it for a good cause only makes it better. The fact that people donated money to see me do this live on TV (at 5pm today) ensures that I can’t chicken out!”
According to a press release, more than 160,000 people live with epilepsy in the 79-county service area of central and southern Texas.
All funds raised at Over the Edge will help provide free emergency medication, clinic visits, labs, support groups, mental health counseling, youth camps, etc., to these individuals and to their families. The Epilepsy Foundation’s mission is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures and save lives.
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