MONTREAL – From the top of a 29 storey building, the city looks a little different, but that’s where some Montrealers spent their morning, getting ready to rappel down the Place du Canada building.
Why? They were raising funds for Make-A-Wish Quebec.
“We have a lot of brave participants ready to get some very, very fresh air,” joked Make-a-Wish’s Nadine Lalonde.
It’s all part of the third edition of the Rope for Hope event, where people and corporations raise money so the organization can continue granting wishes for sick children.
The common advice: don’t look down.
“Everyone is a bit nervous at the start, but the best advice is to try smiling and enjoy it,” said Lalonde.
This year, participants have raised $140,000 to help fund the dreams of children with life-threatening conditions.
WATCH BELOW: Jessica Laventure talks to participant Nathalie Le Prohon minutes before she rappels with her 83-year-old father and 17-year-old daughter in the Make-A-Wish Quebec Rope for Hope fundraising event.
Make-A-Wish recently transformed a Montreal girl’s backyard so she could have her own secret garden.
The foundation also helped a boy adapt his electronic wheelchair so he could play a game of soccer for the first time.
This year, 70 participants will be taking the plunge – more than double compared to 2015.
The event takes place across the country, but Montreal’s location features the highest drop.
WATCH BELOW: Jessica Laventure shows off her rappelling skills and talks to Kayla Zigayer about her job as a wish coordinator at Make-A-Wish Quebec.