Dear Family and Friends,

Hard to believe, but this is the 15th year for Cancer League of Colorado’s unique OVER THE EDGE event, which will be held on September 7th, 8th and 9th.  This year, I will complete my 22nd Over the Edge rappel, and each one has been fun and exhilarating.  But my 22nd will be a very special rappel for me because I am “Rappelling for Randy”, dedicating my rappel to the memory of my friend Randy McLellan, who recently was taken from us by the very disease we are battling.  I am inviting you to join me on the ropes in rappelling for Randy, who, among his many adventures, also rappelled with us in support of cancer research in past years.


We will be rappelling off the bridge between the two towers of the Rally Hotel in MacGregor Square, the vibrant hotel, office resident, restaurant and retail complex located just south of Coors Field.  While this will be the shortest of all the rappels in our 15 years, this promises to be the most fun and exciting, as it will be entirely a “free rappel,” meaning that the rappel will be accomplished without a building or structure in front of us.  As always, because Cancer League is a 100% volunteer and has no paid staff of offices, all dollars raised from this event will be used to support Cancer League’s commitment to fund innovative cancer research and clinical trials, as well as services for cancer patients and their families.


1.  JOIN ME ON THE ROPES and “Rappel for Randy" yourself.  Do this in Randy’s memory, or for another friend, a co-worker, or family member who has been touched by cancer.  Or do this for yourself!  Whatever your motivation, I will guarantee you the experience of a lifetime, and you will be raising money for the very worthy cause of finding a cure for cancer.  To participate, you will need to raise a minimum pledge amount of only $1,000 for Cancer League of Colorado (and you have until December 31st to raise the funds), which is not hard to do when your friends and contacts understand the cause and what you are committing to do in support of it.   Go to and hit the "Register" button to sign up.  WHEN YOU REGISTER, BE SURE TO JOIN MY TEAM, REECES PIECES.  If you want to sign up and have any trouble, please contact me and I will be happy to help you.  Space is limited, so please sign up as soon as you can.

2.     DONATE TO SUPPORT MY RAPPEL.  If the thought of rappelling off a 15-story bridge doesn't appeal to you, I would appreciate your support to help me reach my personal goal of raising $20,000 for Cancer League.  Simply click on  If you would prefer to donate by check, please make it out to Cancer League of Colorado, include “Gary Reece Over the Edge" in the notes section, and send it to Cancer League's address at P.O. Box 5373, Englewood, Colorado  80155-5373.  

Please forward this email to everyone you know who knew Randy or has been touched by cancer in some way and might be interested in supporting the mission of Cancer League in one of the two ways outlined above.

Thank you for your support, and I look forward to seeing you at the top (or the bottom) of MacGregor Square.  

All the best,