Freiburger family rappels theWit Hotel to raise funds

John, Jane and Luke Freiburger of Batavia were among 135 participants in Skyline Plunge! this past weekend. Courageous participants rappelled 28 stories down theWit Hotel in Chicago to raise more than $160,000 for Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago’s local lung health research and programs.

The Freiburgers joined a large group comprised of their family members. Each year the family chooses an annual charity function in which to participate, and this year they rappelled in honor of Jane's father, who passed away due to lung disease.

“The thrill of the event, combined with the deeply personal connection that participants have to the cause of lung health, creates a wonderful energy and sense of community. It’s inspiring to see so many people committed to making a difference for people living with lung disease,” said Gina Schwieger, senior director of special events for Respiratory Health Association.

Skyline Plunge! will be back in Chicago again on May 6, 2012. Register, donate or learn more at

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