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Welcome OSOT-America and ABC-7

Hotel Arista at CITYGATE is gearing up for tomorrow's Operation Support Our Troops-America's Over the Edge fundraising event, and ABC-7's Stacey Baca is on campus today interviewing Medal of Honor recipient Allen Lynch, along with two Gold Star family members, Mike O'Conner and Jim Frazier, among others.

"Over the Edge is an exciting and innovative way to come together as a community, bring awareness of our mission and raise funds to continue to support those who sacrifice so much of our freedom," said OSOT-America Executive Director Bill Rickert.

Nearly 100 participants who either donated directly or raised funds from friends and family will rappel down the side of Hotel Arista, Naperville's tallest building, throughout the day tomorrow.

The event also will offer food, live music and interactive displays.

OSOT-America is a volunteer-based organization with a mission to support the morale and well-being of American Forces by providing comfort, resources and education to all involved both while deployed an upon their return.

Over the Edge provides fundraising support for various non-profits, many that support America's armed forces. Its mission is raising millions for non-profit partners around the globe and shaping how organizations and people think about themselves and the community they engage in.

Baca will be rappelling down the side of Hotel Arista live with a GoPro, during WLS-TV's 4 p.m. news segment. Segments also are planned for 5, 6 and 10 p.m. so tune in to learn more about Operation Support Our Troops and tomorrow's Over the Edge event at CITYGATE, right

outside of Hotel Arista.


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