Frequently Asked Questions


You’ve got questions? we’ve got answers!

Everything you need to know about participating in Brave Day on June 22nd in support of the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation’s Show Us Your Brave campaign.

What’s the registration process like – and what is Fundrazr?
To register for Brave Day, you must click Be Brave. Register! on Fundrazr, the official fundraising platform of Show Us Your Brave. You’ll create your own participant’s campaign page, and process your first $100. Once that’s complete, you can share your page and work towards that $1,500 fundraising goal! Here is a quick-start step by step guide to launch your Brave Day page.

Are there any age or weight restrictions for participating in Brave Day on June 22nd 2024?
Participants must be between 100 and 300 pounds.  Those under the age of 18 will have to have a parent or guardian sign a waiver at check-in.  Otherwise–ANYONE can go Over the Edge! If you require assistance, please contact us and we’ll be sure to accommodate your needs.

How long does the whole experience take?
From check-in to landing, the rappelling experience will last about 60-90 minutes.  First, you will check in and get your gear fitted.  Then you will go through the safety training before doing your actual rappel.  Finally, you will get photos and remove your gear.  Many people enjoy staying and watching the event either before or after the rappel.  There will be plenty to see and do! Food and entertainment will be available.

What should I wear to rappel?
Sturdy, closed toe shoes are required.  Sneakers or hiking boots work best. You will be provided with helmets, harnesses and all the other rappelling equipment needed. We encourage you to show your support by wearing a team T-shirt or something of significance for you on Brave Day.  All your pockets must be empty and loose items must be put away before you are fitted into your gear (i.e. no cell phones or money or wallets in your pockets).

Do I need to train or prepare?
No, it is not necessary to have any prior training or experience in order to rappel!

Is it safe to participate in this rappelling event?
Absolutely!  The Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation is partnering with a rappelling company called Over the Edge that adheres to strict National and Provincial laws with SPRAT and/or IRATA certified industrial rope access technicians.  Over the Edge has helped thousands of people around the world rappel safely!

What if I have a medical condition or limitation?
If you have any injuries, health conditions, or physical limitations, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before participating. While our rappelling partner, Over The Edge, will gladly assist participants with limitations, it is important that you first speak with a healthcare professional. By participating in Brave Day, you acknowledge that you are participating at your own risk and release the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation and Over The Edge from any and all liabilities arising from your participation.

What if I have a drink before I rappel to calm my nerves?
The use of drugs or alcohol are prohibited before your rappel. Our Brave Day Safety Supervisor will oversee and support every person that rappels down on Brave Day. He has the right to refuse any participant that appears to be under the influence up on the ledge. Once your feet are safely on the ground, what you do is completely up to you.

What happens if it is raining on event day?
Typically, this event can operate safely in the rain. When rain, lightening or wind become extreme, the event will be delayed until the event personnel deems it safe.

How do I know what time I get to rappel?
The first step is to sign up online.  The second step is to proceed with your fundraising to raise the minimum of $1,500.  After you have achieved the $1,500 minimum, our staff will contact you to select a morning or afternoon slot between 8 am and 5 pm on event day.  This will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Can I bring my friends and family to the event?
Absolutely!  Please feel free to bring as many family and friends as you want!  They make great cheerleaders and spectators. Please note, only rappellers and staff are allowed in the building and on the roof.

What if I do not raise the entire $1,500?
We will be working with you every step of the way to make sure that every person who signs up is successful in raising the minimum.  We will provide you with fundraising ideas and tips all along the way.  You will also have the option to put any remaining deficit on your credit card so you can secure your rappel time.  If you do not make your goal, please understand that all registration fees and donations are non-refundable.  Every dollar will go to support local cancer patients in our community.

Can I use a GoPro camera during my rappel?
The Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation will have photographers and videographers on site, and we encourage your friends and family to record you safely from the ground. GoPro cameras are not permitted during the rappel.