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Rockford mayor will rappel down Supply Core building for Girl Scouts

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara pledged to rappel down the eight-story Supply Core building in downtown Rockford to help support the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois.

According to the Girl Scouts, the stunt is for Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts, a fundraiser for girls who experience financial barriers to programs.

“Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois has a long history of empowering young people in our community and growing the next generation of thinkers, leaders and doers,” says Mayor Tom McNamara. “I’m excited to support this unique event and looking forward to going over the edge!”

Morthern Illinois University President and former Girl Scout Dr. Lisa Freeman will join McNamara on rappelling down the building. National Board President of Girl Scouts of the USA will be a special guest, according to the Girl Scouts.

Going Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts is an event held in communities nationwide, and invites businesses to raise money to "Toss the Boss," or friendly competition between police and fire departments.

Mayor McNamara issued a challenge to mayors of surrounding communities to support Girl Scouts and have their constituents send them over the edge.

To make a donation to send Mayor McNamara Over the Edge and help more girls become leaders of tomorrow, visit

The spectacle for a good cause will be on June 5.

Breane Lyga

Breane Lyga is the content manager at 13 WREX. She joined the team in 2015 as the 5, 6 and 10PM news producer after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She was 13 WREX’s assignment editor from 2017 to 2018.

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