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Rappelling Over the Edge

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FOX 11 News photographer Tony Buttitta was spending the morning rappelling down the side of a 12-story building in Pasadena. Putting him up to the challenge is Gary Mendell from an organization called Shatterproof. Shatterproof helps children and young adults with addiction.

Gary has a very personal story about why he started Shatterproof after his son Brian committed suicide at the age of 25 after struggling with addiction.

You can read more about Gary's story and Shatterproof at the website: http://www.shatterproof.org/

Today's rappel challenge with Gary and his team is a fundraiser to build a national organization that helps break down stigma and fund programs for the disease of addiction.

You can find details about today's challenge at https://secure.shatterproof.org/page/content/raa-pasadena-031214/

Shatterproof on Facebook.

Follow Shatterproof on Twitter: @ShatterproofHQ

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