WRAL-TV Meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth is truly dedicated to Special Olympics and her brother. She is about to rappel down the Wells Fargo building in downtown Raleigh on Friday, September 29, 2017, as part of the annual Over the Edge fundraiser for Special Olympics NC. And that’s not a task she takes lightly.
“WRAL-TV Anchor/Reporter Ken Smith asked me if I would be interested in doing this,” she explained. “Although I hesitated (major fear of heights!), I agreed to do it because the cause is just so close to my heart. Growing up, I watched my brother compete and he would just get the BIGGEST smile during The Special Olympics. It’s the highlight of these athlete’s year. I just couldn’t turn down a way to help with the fundraising. So, looks like I’m going to conquer that fear Friday!”
Wilmoth will have 30 stories over which to face her fear.
She is fundraising for Special Olympics NC through her daring feat. Participants must raise at least $1,000 each to rappel. Wilmoth is working quickly towards her goal. She is dedicated to supporting an organization she already holds near and dear to her heart.
“I volunteer for the Special Olympics here in NC,” she said. “I attend the games and help to hand out and announce the awards. It’s such a FUN time to see those big smiles and excited faces!!”
WRAL-TV is a sponsor for the 2017 event. Wilmoth follows in the rappelling steps of several other WRAL personalities including Smith, Anchors/Reporters Lynda Loveland and Bill Leslie, WRAL-TV Meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner, and Sports Anchor/Reporter Mandy Mitchell taking on the challenge.
Contribute to Wilmoth’s Over the Edge effort here:
Then tune in to WRAL’s Noon News on Friday to see her go “Over the Edge”.