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Rappel down 10- story building to benefit Hospice
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Bulletin staff report

You can rappel down Stockton’s fourth tallest building as part of one of the most unique fundraisers in San Joaquin County.

Over the Edge Stockton benefitting Community Hospice takes place Saturday, Aug. 17, at the 10-story, 134-foot California Building at 11 South San Joaquin Street in downtown Stockton. Also known as the Farmers and Merchants Bank Building it was constructed in 1917.

Those wanting to rappel are required to pay a $50 registration fee that goes toward the $1,500 minimum fund raising goal they are required to meet. That level gets you your choice of a rappel song played as you make your descent. Reach $2,000 and you get your choice of a song and a commemorative photo. At $2,500 you get the song, photo and video.

There will be a Drop Zone Festival from 9 a.m. to midafternoon on the day of the rappelling event where you can watch participants rappel. Admission to the festival is free. It will include food trucks, music, and a vendor fair. The Drop Zone Festival takes place on East Main Street between Hunter and South San Joaquin Street.

Since 1979, Community Hospice has provided compassionate care, comfort and support to terminally ill patients and their families throughout the San Joaquin Valley. Today, Community Hospice provides care to more than 2,000 community residents in their homes, care facilities and at the Community Hospice Alexander Cohen Hospice House. 

Grief Support Services are also available to anyone in the community that has experienced a loss at no cost. 

For more information about Community Hospice programs and services call 209.578.6300 or visit where you can also find additional information regarding the Over the Edge Stockton event.