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Take a Two-Mile High Stand Against Sexual Assault: Operation Freefall

Updated Wed, Apr 02, 2003 - 5:59am ET

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On April 26, 2003, hundreds of RAINN supporters around the country plan to take a two-mile high stance against sexual assault by parachuting out of an airplane. You can, too.

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Operation Freefall is a great way to continue your support of RAINN while hanging out with friends and having a great time. It?s hard to beat the adrenaline rush that comes from parachuting out of a plane.

You don?t need to be an experienced skydiver ? in fact, most participants will be first-timers. You will make a "tandem" skydive, tethered to a certified expert skydiver for maximum safety. The registration fee of $250 includes everything needed for a tandem jump ? complete safety training at a USPA-certified skydive facility, all necessary gear, and an expert tandem partner. It also includes a personalized video of your jump, so you?ll have permanent memories (not to mention proof).

Many people are putting together teams, inviting family and friends to join them and making it a complete day of fun to raise awareness of sexual assault and funds to operate the National Sexual Assault Hotline.

Operation Freefall started when, on the anniversary of her rape, Kellie Greene, SOAR founder and RAINN advisory board member, made her first jump. In doing so, she successfully reclaimed the day that had been taken from her, reviving her own courageous spirit and turning what had been a dreaded memorial into an anticipated celebration. This year, for the first time, the event is going national.

Remember to check out for more info. And don?t forget to check out the special packages for teams of three or more (skydiving is more fun when you make your friends do it, too). If you have any questions, please give me a call or reply to this email.


Monica A. Taylor
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) 202-544-2991

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