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JW Marriott Marquis Miami and Miami Children’s Initiative

Partner to host “Over the Edge” fundraising event

WHO:              JW Marriott Marquis Miami and Miami Children’s Initiative

WHAT:         “Over the Edge,” a two-day, interactive fund-raising event that has garnered nationwide attention is getting thrill-seeking South Floridians to rappel 19 stories from the JW Marriott Marquis’ pool deck in the name of charity. The signature event, which benefits Miami Children’s Initiative—a foundation aimed at improving the lives of impoverished children and families in Liberty City—will mark the first time that “Over the Edge,” comes to Miami. The event will give 125 participants the chance to push their limits and experience something they will never forget, all while supporting a great cause.


On Media Day, local politicians and prominent individuals in the South Florida community will rappel for charity. The brave include:

  • Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez

  • Miami-Dade County School Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho;

  • The Children’s Trust President and CEO Modesto Abety-Gutierrez

  • State Representative Dwight Bullard

  • Greenberg Traurig Co-Managing Shareholder Jaret Davis

  • Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz

  • Miami-Dade County Commission Vice Chairwoman Audrey Edmonson

  • Florida State Senator Renee Garcia

  • Pop Soul superstar Nicole Henry

  • Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime

  • Miami-Dade County School Board Member Raquel Regalado

  • State Representative Cynthia Stafford

7:00pm to 9:00pm

A VIP reception will bring along some additional local public figures and personalities, such as Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, rapper T-Pain, DJ Laz, and the Miami Dolphin Cheerleaders.
DAY 2: SATURDAY, August 18th
The remaining participants will rappel 200 meters from the beautiful, all-glass JW Marriot Marquis Miami, overlooking the bay and the city's skyscrapers.

WHERE:        JW Marriott Marquis Miami

19th Floor JW Arena and Tennis Court

255 Biscayne Boulevard Way

Avenue of the Americas

Miami, FL., 33131

CONTACT:   Kreps DeMaria PR & Marketing

           Cristina Planas (c) 305.613.4298/ cplanas@krepspr.com


CONTACT: Miami Children’s Initiative

Cecilia Gutierrez-Abety 954-376-0036/ cgabety@miamichildrensinitiative.org

Luisana Cavallo at 305-301-4184/ lcavallo@miamichildrensinitiative.org


The JW Marriott Marquis Miami is situated in Miami’s new Metropolitan Miami development. The first-to-market JW Marriott property boasts 313 guestrooms, inclusive of 56 suites, along with a broad array of amenities, including renowned chef-restaurateur, Daniel Boulud’s db Bistro Moderne.  Offering a diverse setting for business, meeting and pleasure travel pursuits, the 41-story hotel features three concierge levels; 80,000-square-feet of total function space including a 20,000 sq. ft. Grand Ballroom; and one of the most unique indoor sports, lifestyle and entertainment complexes of any hotel in the U.S. The 50,000-square-foot, two-story indoor facility includes a NBA-approved basketball arena, tennis court, Jim McLean Golf School, virtual bowling alley, billiards, full-service Rik Rak Salon & Spa and more. Owned and operated by Met 2 Hotels LLC, the JW Marriott Marquis Miami is located at 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Avenue of the Americas, Miami, FL., 33131. For additional information and booking please visit


The Miami Children's Initiative (MCI) is 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization focused on transforming Liberty City into a prosperous community. MCI is one of three largescale social change efforts in the state of Florida with the vision of transforming our most challenging and promising communities. All three (Miami, Orlando and Jacksonville) efforts are modeled after the nationally known Harlem Children’s Zone. In partnership with Liberty City's residents, youth, religious centers, schools, businesses and non-profit organizations, MCI seeks to address the needs of the Liberty City community by investing in its children and providing a unified system of support, education and care that begins before birth through college and career. MCI believes that Liberty City's strength lies in the undeveloped potential of its youth and that through focused strategic work the potential of each child can be unleashed. For additional information on MCI, our vision and solutions, please visit our website at www.maimichildrensinitiative.org.
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