82 Participants, including local celebrities, gather their courage to rappel 365 ft. from the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego to raise critical funds for brain tumor research in San Diego, CA SAN DIEGO, Calif. (September 25, 2014) – On October 31st and November 1st, 2014, brave participants fighting to end brain cancer will rappel 365 ft. and go Over the Edge for Brain Cancer (@OTE4BrainCancer). In its second year, @OTE4BrainCancer has received overwhelming response from the San Diego community, generating a sold-out event. 82 participants, known as “edgers”, will raise $200,000 for Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure to be directed to San Diego-based brain cancer research. The two-day event springs into action on Halloween as this impressive list of courageous VIPs join the fight against brain cancer and rappel down the ManchesterGrand Hyatt San Diego, the city’s tallest waterfront hotel:
- Papa Doug Manchester, Chairman, and Stephanie Brown, Snr. Director, Marketing and Public Relations, U-T San Diego
- Hannah and Susie Nancarrow, family of FOX 5 Anchor, Loren Nancarrow
- Maria Parker, record setting long-distance cyclist, rappelling in Google Glass
- Dr. Bob Carter, Chief of Neurosurgery, and Dr. Clark Chen, Co-Director of Neurosurgical Oncology, UC San Diego Health System; both in their 2nd year as participants @OTE4BrainCancer
- Monika Carlson: San Diego brain tumor survivor featured in SELF magazine issue re: tutu fashion; also going over for the 2nd time
- October 16, 2014 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
- November 1, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
About Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure
Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2) is a venture philanthropy 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that drives cutting-edge research and treatments for brain tumors. Through strategic partnerships with medical research centers, early-stage biotechnology companies and large multi-national pharmaceutical companies ABC2 has awarded more than $20 million in brain tumor research funding to highly qualified investigators and physician-scientists from 42 institutions and companies. For more information, please visit: www.abc2.org
About Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Located on the Gaslamp Quarter’s waterfront, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego overlooks San Diego Bay and many rooms offer spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean too. This urban resort defines San Diego’s skyline and is comprised of two stylish towers, the 33-story Seaport Tower and the 40-story Harbor Tower, the latter of which is 497-feet tall, making it the tallest building on the west coast waterfront. Connecting the two towers is a four-story building that boasts a rooftop pool with a 25,000 square-foot deck. The stylish Hyatt includes 76 newly renovated one-and-two-bedroom suites, spa with a full-service salon and an adults-only pool, tennis courts, bay-view pool and deck, a fitness center and several award-winning restaurants and lounges – most all overlooking the bay. It is adjacent to Seaport Village, near Horton Plaza and convenient to San Diego International Airport, San Diego Zoo and Sea World. In 2013, the hotel began a multi-million dollar renovation, with the transformation of all 1,628 guest rooms and suites. The property continued with additional updates to suites, meetings spaces and fitness center in 2014. The next phase of renovations will include food and beverage outlets including the iconic Top of the Hyatt; spa, meeting space and more. The entire project is scheduled to be complete by 2016. To keep up to date with the renovation and see how it’s unfolding, visit manchestergrandhyattrenovation.com or follow #NewMGHyatt. For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at www.manchestergrand.hyatt.com