On Sunday, December 3, 2017, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Team rappelled down one of the tallest buildings in Downtown San Diego to support funding to find a cure for brain cancer. Over the Edge for Brain Cancer is a unique and exciting opportunity in which participants called Edgers rappel 365 feet down the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Edgers must raise a minimum of $1,500 to participate. All event proceeds benefit San Diego-based brain cancer research projects through the Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC²) organization.
Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s team, which was spearheaded by Karen Hickman, veteran Rapeller and Realtor in the company’s La Jolla office, consisted of twenty members who reached out to family, friends and their community to raise over $58,000. Hickman was inspired to raise awareness and money for brain cancer research after being personally touched by the devastating disease. â€œIt was a very personal experience for our rappellers as some of our own team members lost their fathers, cousins, brothers and friends to this disease,” says Hickman. “It was scary for many of us, but it doesn’t compare to the fear these patients and their families face each and every day. We thank each and every one of those who supported us this year.”
The team included Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty members Karen Hickman, her brother James Hankins and his wife Phyllis, Brittany Hahn and her father Wolfgang Hahn, Nicole Minabe, Marina Tsvyk, Randy Lawrence and his son Alec, Amanda Rocco, Scott Robeson and his friend Martin Chitwood, Lupe Soto and Carrie Hopkins; along with Chris Logan and Travis Saling of San Diego Funding, Pamela Cross of Great Pacific Escrow, Julia Bengis from Fidelity Title, James Carmody of Synergy Lending, Marc Barber, who recently lost his father to brain cancer and Jennifer Barnhart, whose brother passed away from brain cancer.