Kentwood Real Estate Brokers Go “Over the Edge” During Fundraising Event Benefiting Cancer League of Colorado

Posted by Douglas E. Lierle — September 24, 2015

1443117715DENVER, CO – Seven broker associates with Kentwood Real Estate recently went “Over the Edge” to raise money for the Cancer League of Colorado by rappelling down 29 stories at Denver Energy Towers on September 18, 2015.  Each participant needed to raise a minimum of $1,000 for Colorado based cancer research in order to enjoy the thrilling descent down one of Denver’s most prominent skyscrapers. 

Helena Buckley, Karen Brinckerhoff, Michele Ciardullo, Georgia Gallagher, Steven Kruse, Brendan Moran, and Lea VanSchaack of Kentwood Real Estate DTC and Kentwood City Properties enjoyed the thrill of a lifetime during the exclusive event for the Cancer League of Colorado.  These caring professionals raised a total of $12,305 for cancer research.  The league’s mission is to secure the cure or control of cancer by raising funds to support innovative cancer research and cancer-related services in Colorado.


“The Over the Edge event was an awesome experience to benefit a very worthy non-profit organization,” said VanSchaack.  “A friend of mine who serves on the board of directors at the Cancer League of Colorado approached me about participating in the event.  We recruited other brokers and rappelled down the tower on Friday the 18th dressed as secret agents.  On the way down the skyscraper, the hosts and volunteers played Secret Agent Man and the theme from Mission Impossible.  It was truly amazing and was of special significance to me as a 10-year cancer survivor, and the money raised all goes to cancer research right here in Colorado.

“We hope to participate again next year and perhaps have a little competition between Kentwood’s three offices,” VanSchaack continued.  “I also want to thank all of our Kentwood colleagues who attended the event to show their support.” 

“We were approached about participating in the Over the Edge event and I felt like the Cancer League of Colorado was a great organization,” said Gallagher.  “I lost a good friend to cancer and nearly everyone is affected by this devastating disease, so I embraced the opportunity to participate.  Before we rappelled, I was asked to sit on the edge of the building, and the city views were amazing.  That was truly an ‘Oh Boy’ moment, but I felt safe with those in charge.  And since I couldn’t let anyone down, we proceeded, and it was a very thrilling, awesome experience.” 

An exclusive event for the Cancer League of Colorado, Over the Edge gives participants a life-changing opportunity to rappel 29 stories while raising money for cancer research.  Unique to non-profits, Cancer League of Colorado has no paid staff and no offices.  All operating expenses are covered by membership dues and the league’s 400-plus volunteer staff.  Every dollar raised through fundraisers and donations goes directly to cancer research and cancer patient services in Colorado.  Since 1985, the league has donated more than $15 million in grants toward cancer research and services.  For more information, please visit

About Kentwood Real Estate

Kentwood Real Estate is dedicated to building on its legacy of being “Colorado’s Premier Real Estate Company” through the highest producing, most knowledgeable, caring and experienced brokers in the country who offer the highest quality customer service experience.  Kentwood Real Estate is an innovator known for unparalleled marketing strategies and superior Internet technology that places its clients in the best possible position.  The company’s brokers each averaged more than $12 million in sales volume annually, which is ranked number one nationwide by the National Association of Realtors and REAL Trends. 

Kentwood Real Estate is comprised of Kentwood Real Estate DTC, Kentwood Real Estate Cherry Creek, and Kentwood City Properties in downtown Denver.  For more information, visit Kentwood Real Estate online at

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