Project Access exceeds its 2018 fundraising goal, preps for “edgy” 2019 campaign

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Project Access, which coordinates access to donated medical care for uninsured, low-income residents of Sedgwick County, exceeded its fundraising goal of $215,000 in 2018.

The program recorded 245 separate gifts and brought in $224,787 in total donations, according to development director Mick Cayless.

“Many kudos to Mick, our board and our donors for helping make this happen,” executive director Shelley Duncan said.

This year, Project Access celebrates its 20th anniversary and is gearing up for its year-long fundraising campaign, Access the Edge. The campaign will culminate in a big event in August called Over the Edge, which features participants rappelling down 19 stories of the 125 N. Market building.

“We already are planning for a two-day exciting and ‘edgy’ event to engage the community in an effort to help Project Access continue providing services well into the future,” Duncan said. “I hope MSSC members will consider being part of this event.”

Project Access is looking for volunteers, sponsors and, ultimately, people to go “over the edge.”

“I am terrified of heights, but I have agreed to be the first one over,” Duncan said.

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