Sunday, August 29, 2010

106 women jump right in to help victims of abuse

Personally I would jump from a perfectly good airplane, but these women did, they jumped clean off the Edge. Aging but Dangerous!!

Star Tribune
The sky above Baldwin, Wis., was filled with women Saturday.

As the centerpiece of a fundraiser, 106 women between the ages of 50 and 80 took parachute jumps to demonstrate, in the organizers' words, that "women can do anything they put their minds to."

The mass jump was organized by Aging But Dangerous, a Minneapolis-based advocacy group for women.

Proceeds from Saturday's event will be donated to Cornerstone, a Bloomington-based group that helps abused women. The amount raised wasn't certain Saturday afternoon, spokesman Marty Keller said.

Organizers billed the jump as a world record after contacting Guinness World Records and determining that a mass skydive by women hadn't been designated as a record category, he said

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