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More than 100 people rappelling down Columbus building to raise money to help sex trafficking survivors

One of the rappellers is Molly Schneider. She has done this before but this year was different because she rappelled in a wheelchair.
Credit: WBNS-TV

COLUMBUS, Ohio — More than 100 people are rappelling 26 stories down the side of the Chase Tower on East Broad Street in downtown Columbus on Friday.

They are raising money to help girls who are survivors of sex trafficking.

This is the fifth year for the event which has raised more than $1 million for Gracehaven, a local non-profit helping sex trafficking survivors.

The people rappelling will be going down the building up to three at a time.

One of the rappellers is Molly Schneider.  She has done this before but this year was different because she rappelled in a wheelchair.

In 2018, she fell off a porch railing and is now a paraplegic.

Watch her rappelling in the player below:

Rappelling for a cause | August 7, 2020

HAPPENING NOW: A woman in a wheelchair is rappelling down the Chase Tower in Columbus. She is one of more than 100 people who are doing this to raise money to help girls who are sex trafficking survivors. https://bit.ly/3gxG0kp

Posted by 10TV - WBNS on Friday, August 7, 2020

For more information on the event and its efforts to help girls who are sex trafficking survivors, click here.